Nanocomposites based on layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have recently become a formidable research area due to their amendable properties and potential applications. The distinct properties of LDH polymer nanocomposites include a wide range of chemical compositions, structural homogeneity, unique anion exchanging ability, easy synthesis, high bound water content, memory effect, non-toxicity and biocompatibility. This means that LDH polymer nanocomposites have the potential for new and innovative applications.
Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites presents a comprehensive overview of the recent innovative advances in the fabrication, characterization and applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites. As well as covering fundamental structural and chemical knowledge, this book also explores various properties and characterization techniques including microscopic, spectroscopic and mechanical behaviors. There is also a strong focus on the potential applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites, such as energy, electrical and electronic, electromagnetic shielding, biomedical, agricultural, food packaging and water purification functions.
This book provides comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research in the field of LDH polymer nanocomposites and their future applications. This book will be an essential read for all academics, researchers, engineers and students working in this area.
- Fundamental knowledge of LDH polymer nanocomposites, including chemical composition, structural features and fabrication techniques
- Provides an analytical overview of the different types of characterization techniques and technologies
- Extensive review on cutting-edge research for potential future applications, in a variety of industries
1. Introduction to Layered Double Hydroxides 2. Chemical Modification of Layered Double Hydroxides 3. Fabrication Technologies of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 4. X-ray Diffraction Analysis of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 5. Microscopic Characterization Techniques for Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 6. Spectroscopic Characterization Techniques for Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites and Recent Advances in Spectroscopic Analysis 7. FTIR characterization of Layered Double Hydroxides and Modified Layered Double Hydroxides 8. Melt Rheological Properties of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 9. Layered Double Hydroxide Nanocomposites Based on Carbon Nanoforms 10. Thermal Properties and Flame Retardant Characteristics of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 11. Recent advances in layered double hydroxide/polymer latex nanocomposites: from assembly to in situ formation 12. Fabrication, Assembly and Optoelectric Properties of Layered Double Hydroxide/Conjugated Polymer Nanocomposites 13. Polymer Layered Double Hydroxide Hybrid Nanocomposites 14. Electrical and Electronic Applications of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 15. Mechanical and dynamical mechanical properties of layered double hydroxide filled elastomer and elastomeric blend nanocomposites 16. Applications of Layered double hydroxide Biopolymer Nanocomposites 17. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications 18. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Agricultural Applications 19. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications 20. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Water Purification 21. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Catalysis
Professor Sabu Thomas is Professor of Polymer Science & Technology and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a prolific researcher, with 420 international papers, 6122 total citations, 2 patents, 18 books and a total of over 625 publications to his name, and is listed as one of the most productive researchers in India by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Prof. Thomas is a recognized authority in the field of polymer-based materials, and established the state-of-the-art lab in polymer science and nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. He has been a visiting professor at many polymer research laboratories in Europe and Asia.
Saju Daniel is a senior research fellow of International and InterUniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. She is also an Asst. Professor at St Xavier's College Vaikom which is affiliated to M G University, Kottayam