Polysaccharide Materials: Performance by Design

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Today we are experiencing a renaissance in the chemistry of polysaccharide materials. This is due in part to recognition of the importance of renewable-based materials in a society in which petroleum has become a much more expensive feedstock, with a cloudy future with respect to adequacy of supply. There are currently intense, global efforts to develop a biomass-based refinery process, intended to produce biofuel (ethanol or butanol being the top candidates) that will replace some or all of the petroleum-based fuel we now use. In parallel, scientists and non-scientists have become aware of the opportunities that this biofuel industry will create for biomass-based products. The utilization of waste from the biofuel process, along with the exploitation of the collection system for biomass that will serve the biofuel production process, to make other products from biomass, will create an unprecedented and revolutionary opportunity for the creation of integrated biorefineries. These biorefineries will have substantial resemblance to current petroleum refineries, in that they will convert a natural product (or more properly, products) into fuel by chemical transformations and separation processes, and simultaneously use co-products and main products as feedstocks for the production of more complex chemicals.

In order to take advantage of the opportunities presented by a biorefinery-based economy, it is crucial that we develop new synthetic methods for polysaccharide derivatives, and new understanding of the structure-property-performance relationships of these versatile molecules. This symposium series book will describe new synthetic methods, novel polysaccharide derivatives, new applications of these derivatives in biomedicine and packaging applications, and numerous examples of the creation of new insight into the design of polysaccharide materials for performance. The articles in this symposium series book are good examples of the advances in polysaccharide chemistry being made in the current renaissance that will help to move us towards a biorefinery future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841269866
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 3/4/2010
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series, #1017
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin J. Edgaris Professor in the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at Virginia Tech.

Thomas Heinze is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Jena.

Charles M. Buchanan is a Senior Research Associate at Eastman Chemical Company.

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Table of Contents

Polysaccharide Chemistry: Frontiers and Challenges Kevin J. Edgar
1. Polysaccharides in Oral Drug Delivery Recent Applications and Future Perspectives Sandra Klein
2. Building new drug delivery systems: in vitro and in vivo studies of drughydroxybutenyl cyclodextrin complexes Charles M. Buchanan, Norma L. Buchanan, Kevin J. Edgar, Sandra Klein, James L. Little, Michael G. Ramsey, Karen M. Ruble, Vincent J. Wacher, Michael F. Wempe
3. High Throughput Screening Method for Determination of Equilibrium Drug solubility Norma L. Buchanan, Charles M. Buchanan
4. Cellulose Nanocrystals for Drug Delivery Maren Roman, Shuping Dong, Anjali Hirani, Yong Woo Lee
5. Enhanced dissolution of poorly soluble drugs from solid dispersions in carboxymethylcellulose acetate butyrate matrices Michael C. Shelton, Jessica D. Posey-Dowty, Larry Lingerfelt, Shane K. Kirk, Sandra Klein, Kevin J. Edgar
6. Modification of cellulose in ionic liquids towards biomedical applications T. Liebert, J. Wotschadlo, M. Gericke, S. Köhler, P. Laudeley, T. Heinze
7. Cellulose composites prepared using ionic liquids (ILS) Blood compatibility to batteries Tae-Joon Park, Saravanababu Murugesan, Robert J. Linhardt
8. Green Composites Prepared from Cellulose Nanoparticles Jacob D. Goodrich, William T. Winter
9. Versatile Concept for the Structure Design of Polysaccharide-based Nanoparticles Thomas Heinze, Stephanie Hornig
10. Modified Galactoglucomannans from Forestry Waste-water for Films and Hydrogels Margaretha Söderqvist Lindblad, Olof Dahlman, John Sjöberg, Ann-Christine Albertsson
11. Synthesis of methylated cello-oligosaccharides Hiroshi Kamitakahara, Fumiaki Nakatsubo, Dieter Klemm
12. Direct Synthesis of Partially Substituted Cellulose Esters Kevin J. Edgar
13. Synthesis and properties of regioselectively substituted cellulose cinnamates Tetsuo Kondo, Masanori Yamamoto, Wakako Kasai, Mitsuhiro Morita
14. Self-Assembling Bolaforms from Biorefinery Polysaccharides Joseph J. Bozell, Nathan Tice, Nibedita Sanyal, Sunkyu Park, Thomas Elder
15. HR-MAS: The Other NMR Approach to Polysaccharide Solids William T. Winter, DeAnn Barnhart

Indexes Author Index Subject Index

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