Bioactive Fibers and Polymers

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $46.05
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $46.05   
  • New (3) from $118.75   
  • Used (1) from $45.83   

More About This Textbook


The future development of biomedical and protective textiles with selective properties that benefit the consumer will be based on applying scientific and clinical advances in wound healing, antimicrobials, and enzyme-based fabrics. This book presents the current research on natural and synthetic fiber-based textiles. Specific topics include designing antimicrobial textiles in an age of resistant microbes, biologically active biodegradable textiles, arterial grafts as biomedical textiles, determining antimicrobial efficacy and biocompatibility of textiles, novel enzyme-based methods for textile fibers, interactions of proteins and peptides on textile surfaces, regenerable antimicrobial textiles, issues in the design of chronic wound dressings, the biodeterioration of wool, and advances in the modification of synthetic fibers with biological activity.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841237148
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series, #792
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Biologically Active Fibers in Health Care 1
2 Retention, Unfolding, and Deformation of Soluble Proteins on Solids 20
3 A Novel, Enzyme-Based Method for the Wound-Surface Removal and Decontamination of Organophosphorus Nerve Agents 35
4 Understanding Dressing Composition: A Biomaterial Point of View 50
5 The Non-Healing Wound: Mechanisms and Dressings 64
6 Design, Preparation, and Activity of Cotton Gauze for Use in Chronic Wound Research 76
7 A Hybrid Bioabsorbable Wound Dressing 90
8 Carboxymethylation-Cotton for Wound Care Management 115
9 Arterial Grafts as Biomedical Textiles 125
10 Biologically Active Biodegradable Biomaterials 155
11 Antimicrobial Polymers and Fibers: Retrospective and Prospective 175
12 Determining Antimicrobial Efficacy and Biocompatibility of Treated Articles Using Standard Test Methods 201
13 Antimicrobials for Synthetic Fibers 218
14 Durable and Regenerable Antimicrobial Textiles 243
15 Antimicrobial Properties of a Novel N-Halamine-Based Cellulose Treatment Process 253
16 Biodeterioration of Wool by Microorganisms and Insects 263
Author Index 300
Subject Index 301
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)