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Research and Markets: Antimicrobial Polymers. The Pioneering Guide On The Design, Processing, And Testing Of Antimicrobial Plastic Materials And Coatings.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Antimicrobial Polymers" to their offering.

The manifestation of harmful microbes in plastic materials used in medical devices and drugs, water purification systems, hospital equipment, textiles, and food packaging pose alarming health threats to consumers by exposing them to many serious infectious diseases. As a result, high demand for intensifying efforts in the R&D of antimicrobial polymers has placed heavy reliance on both academia and industry to find viable solutions for producing safer plastic materials. To assist researchers and students in this endeavor, Antimicrobial Polymers explores coupling contaminant-deterring biocides and plastics- focusing particular attention on natural biocides and the nanofabrication of biocides.

Each chapter is devoted to addressing a key technology employed to impart antimicrobial behavior to polymers, including chemical modification of the polymers themselves. A host of relevant topics, such as regulatory matters, human safety, and environmental risks are covered to help lend depth to the book's vital subject matter.

In addition, Antimicrobial Polymers:

- Discusses the design, processing, and testing of antimicrobial plastic materials

- Covers interdisciplinary areas of chemistry and microbiology

- Includes applications in food packaging, medical devices, nanotechnology, and coatings

- Details regulations from the U.S. (FDA and EPA) and EU as well as human safety and environmental concerns

Key Topics Covered:

- Antimicrobial Packaging Polymers. A General Introduction

- Bacterial Resistance And Challenges Of Biocide Plastics

- Click Chemistry To Derived Antimicrobial Polymers

- Chitosan And Chitosan Blends As Antimicrobials

- Thymol In Nanocomposites. A Case Study

- Bacteriocins In Plastics

- Antimicrobial Enzymes And Natural Extracts In Plastics

- Antimicrobial Peptides

- Recombinant Antimicrobial Peptides

- Novel Antimicrobials Obtained By Electrospinning Methods

- Silver- And Nanosilver-Based Plastic Technologies

- Antimicrobial Plastics Based On Metal-Containing Nanolayered Clays

- Nanometals As Antimicrobials

- Titanium Dioxide-Based Plastic Technologies

- Tissue-Implant Antimicrobial Interfaces

- Characterizing The Interactions Between Cell Membranes And Antimicrobials Via Sum-Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy

- Gas-Based Antimicrobials In Active Packaging

- Current Legislation In Antimicrobials

- Human Safety And Environmental Concerns Associated With The Use Of Biocides


Jose M. Lagaron, Maria J. Ocio, Amparo Lopez-Rubio

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