Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Hardcover | May 7, 2011

EditorVikas Mittal

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Bio-nanocomposites combine the enhanced properties of commercial polymer nanocomposites with the low environmental impact of biodegradable material, making them a topic of great current interest. Because of their tremendous role in reducing dependency on commercial non-biodegradable polymers,and their environmentally-friendly nature, bio-nanocomposites need to be studied in greater detail. In this book, recent advancements in their development are brought together in a single text, to provide researchers with a thorough insight into the various systems, and to open up futureperspectives. Although the commercial applications of these bio-nanocomposites are in their infancy, these materials have a huge commercial potential. In setting out the next generation of advances in nanocomposite technology, this book opens the way for further developments in the field. Describing the subject as a whole, from a basic introduction to the more specific systems and advancements, this book can be used both as a professional reference and for teaching purposes.

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Bio-nanocomposites combine the enhanced properties of commercial polymer nanocomposites with the low environmental impact of biodegradable material, making them a topic of great current interest. Because of their tremendous role in reducing dependency on commercial non-biodegradable polymers,and their environmentally-friendly nature, b...

After bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical and polymer engineering, Vikas Mittal joined the Polymer Chemistry group of Professor U. W. Suter at the Department of Materials at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich. He there worked for his doctoral degree with a focus on surface chemistry and polymer nanocomposite...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:May 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Vikas Mittal: Bio-Nanocomposites: Future High Value Materials2. In-Joo Chin, Shogo Uematsu: Biodegradation of Polymeric Systems3. Katherine M. Dean, Euthathios Petinakis, Long Yu: Biodegradable Thermoplastic Starch/Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Nanocomposites with Layered Silicates4. Peter R. Chang, Jin Huang, Ning Lin: Bio-Nanocomposites with Non-Cellulosic Biofillers5. Y. F. Shih, R.J. Jeng: Biodegradable Poly(Butylene Succinate)/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites6. Manju Misra, Ozgur Seydibeyoglu, Dipa Ray, Kunal Das, Amar Mohanty: Biodegradable Nanocomposites from Cellulosic Plastics and Cellulosic Fiber7. Thibaud Coradin: Silica/Alginate Bio-Nanocomposites8. Lin Zhu, Richard P. Wool: Bio-based Elastomers from Soyoil and Nanoclay9. Francisco M. Fernandes, Margarita Darder, Ana I. Ruiz, Pilar Aranda, Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky: Gelatine Based Bionanocomposites10. Fengwei Xie, Peter J. Halley, Luc Averous: Bio-Nanocomposites Based on Starch11. Jin Huang, Ning Lin, Yun Chen, Peter R. Chang, Jiahui Yu: Soy Protein Based Polymer Nanocomposites12. Narendra K. Singh, Pralay Maiti: Biodegradable Nanocomposites Based on Poly(hydroxyalkanoates)13. Mitsuhiro Shibata: Bio-Nanocomposites using Bio-Based Epoxy Resins14. Caisa Johansson: Bio-Nanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications15. Jean-Francois Feller, Bijandra Kumar, Mickael Castro: Conductive Biopolymer Nanocomposites for Sensors16. Sunil P. Lonkar, A. Pratheep Kumar and R. P Singh: Commercial Aspects Associated with Bionanocomposites

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"This book covers an important class of materials, which currently attract much interest in academic and industrial research labs around the world and hold great promises for technological exploitation." --Christoph Weder, University of Fribourg, Switzerland