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Sets forth the techniques needed to create a vast array of useful biopolymer nanocomposites
Interest in biopolymer nanocomposites is soaring. Not only are they green and sustainable materials, they can also be used to develop a broad range of useful products with special properties, from therapeutics to coatings to packaging materials. With contributions from an international team of leading nanoscientists and materials researchers, this book draws together and reviews the most recent developments and techniques in biopolymer nano-composites. It describes the preparation, processing, properties, and applications of bio- polymer nanocomposites developed from chitin, starch, and cellulose, three renewable resources.
Biopolymer Nanocomposites features a logical organization and approach that make it easy for readers to take full advantage of the latest science and technology in designing these materials and developing new products and applications. It begins with a chapter reviewing our current understanding of bionanocomposites. Next, the book covers such topics as:
Throughout the book, detailed case studies of industrial applications underscore the unique challenges and opportunities in developing and working with biopolymer nanocomposites. There are also plenty of figures to help readers fully grasp key concepts and techniques.
Exploring the full range of applications, Biopolymer Nanocomposites is recommended for researchers in a broad range of industries and disciplines, including biomedical engineering, materials science, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, and polymer science. All readers will learn how to create green, sustainable products and applications using these tremendously versatile materials.
Chapter 1 Bionanocomposites: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities
Alain Dufresne, Sabu Thomas and Laly A. Pothan
Chapter 2 Preparation of Chitin Nanofibers and Their Composites
ShinsukeIfuku, ZameerShervani and Hiroyuki Saimoto
Chapter 3 Chemical Modification of Chitosan and its Biomedical Application
Deepa Thomas and Sabu Thomas
Chapter 4 Biomimetic Lessons of Processing Chitin Based Composites
O. C. Wilson, Jr. and T. Omokanwaye
Chapter 5 Morphological and Th... MORE
Chapter 6 Mechanical Properties of Chitin Based Nanocomposites
Merin Sara Thomas, Laly A. Pothan
Chapter 7 Preparation and Applications of Chitin Nanofibers/Nanowhiskers
Chapter 8 Preparation of Starch Nanoparticles
Déborah Le Corre and Alain Dufresne
Chapter 9 Chemical Modification of Starch Nanoparticles
Jin Huang, Qing Huang, Peter R. Chang, Jiahui Yu
Chapter 10 Starch Based Bionanocomposite: Processing Techniques
Rekha Rose Koshy, Laly A. Pothan and Sabu Thomas
Chapter 11 Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Starch-Based Nanocomposites
Peter R. Chang, Jin Huang, Qing Huang, Debbie P. Anderson
Chapter 12 Mechanical Properties of Starch-Based Nanocomposites
Hélène Angellier-Coussy and Alain Dufresne
Chapter 13 Applications of Starch Nanoparticle and Starch based Bionanocomposites
Sijik Mary,Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas
Chapter 14 Preparation of Nanofibrillated Cellulose and Cellulose Whiskers
Chapter 15 Bacterial Cellulose
Chapter 16 Chemical Modification of Nanocelluloses
Chapter 17 Cellulose-Based Nanocomposites: Processing Techniques
Robert A. Shanks
Chapter 18 Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Cellulosic Bionanocomposites
Anayancy Osorio-Madrazo and Marie-Pierre Laborie
Chapter 19 Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Based Bionanocomposites
Deepa B, Saumya S Pillai, Laly A. Pothan and Sabu Thomas
Chapter 20 Review of Nanocellulosic Products and Their Applications
Joe Aspler, Jean Bouchard, Wadood Hamad, Richard Berry, Stephanie Beck, François Drolet and Xuejun Zou
Chapter 21 Spectroscopic Characterization of Renewable Nanoparticles and their Composites
Mirta I. Aranguren, Mirna A. Mosiewicki and Norma E. Marcovich
Chapter 22 Barrier Properties of Renewable Nanomaterials
Chapter 23 Bio-Composites and Nanocomposites Containing Lignin
Cornelia Vasile and Georgeta Cazacu
Chapter 24 Preparation, Processing and Applications of Protein Nanofibres
Megan Garvey, Madhusudan Vasudevamurthy, Shiva P. Rao, Heath Ecroyd, Juliet A. Gerrard and John A. Carver
Chapter 25 Protein-Based Nanocomposites for Food Packaging
Hélène Angellier-Coussy, Pascale Chalier, Emmanuelle Gastaldi, Valérie Guillard, Carole Guillaume, Nathalie Gontard and Stéphane Peyron
ALAIN DUFRESNE, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Converting-Biomaterials-Packaging Group in the International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials at Grenoble Institute of Technology. His research focuses on nanocomposite materials and the processing of heterogeneous polymer systems.
SABU THOMAS, PhD, is Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering and Director of the Centre for Na noscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. His research has resulted in the publication of almost 600 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
LALY A. POTHAN, PhD, is Head of the Department of Chemistry at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara. Her research examines natural fiber polymer composites and green nanocomposites