Carbon-based nanomaterials are rapidly emerging as one of the most fascinating materials in the twenty-first century. Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Applications provides a thorough examination of carbon nanomaterials, including their variants and how they can be chemically functionalized. It also gives a comprehensive overview of current advanced applications of functionalized carbon nanomaterials, including the automotive, packaging, coating, and biomedical industries.
The book covers modern techniques to characterize chemically functionalized carbon nanomaterials as well as characterization of surface functional groups. It includes contributions from international leaders in the field who highlight the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary flexibility of functionalized carbon nanomaterials. The book illustrates how natural drawbacks to carbon nanomaterials, such as low solubility, can be countered by surface modifications and shows how to make modifications.
It discusses developments in the use of carbon nanomaterials in several critical areas in scientific research and practice, including analytical chemistry, drug delivery, and water treatment. It explores market opportunities due to the versatility and increasing applicability of carbon nanomaterials. It also gives suggestions on the direction of the field from its current point, paving the way for future developments and finding new applications.
Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Applications is a significant collection of findings in a rapidly developing field. It gives an in-depth look at the current achievements of research and practice while pointing you ahead to new possibilities in functionalizing and using carbon nanomaterials.
Vijay Kumar Thakur, PhD, is a research faculty member in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. His research interests include the synthesis and processing of biobased polymers, nanomaterials, polymer micro-/nanocomposites, nanoelectronic materials, novel high dielectric constant materials, electrochromic materials for energy storage, green synthesis of nanomaterials, and surface functionalization of polymers/nanomaterials. He completed his postdoctorate in materials science and engineering at Iowa State University and earned his PhD in polymer chemistry at the National Institute of Technology. He has published more than 80 SCI journal research articles, 15 books, and 33 book chapters and holds one U.S. patent. He is an editorial board member of several international journal, serves as the regional editor for the journal Recent Patents on Materials Science, as academic editor for the British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, and is the guest editor for the Journal of Nanomaterials, International Journal of Polymer Science, Journal of Chemistry, and American Journal of Applied Chemistry.
Manju Kumari Thakur, MSc, MPhil, PhD, is an assistant professor of chemistry at the Division of Chemistry, Govt. Degree College Sarkaghat, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India. She earned her BSc in chemistry, botany, and zoology, her MSc and MPhil in organic chemistry, and her PhD in polymer chemistry from the chemistry department at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. She has rich experience in the field of organic chemistry, biopolymers, composites/nanocomposites, hydrogels, applications of hydrogels in the removal of toxic heavy metal ions, and drug delivery. She has published more than 30 research papers in several international journals, coauthored five books, and 28 book chapters in the field of polymeric materials.