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

Vikas Mittal

Abstract

Polymer nanocomposites with practically all the commercial polymer matrices have been synthesized and nano-scale filler dispersion has been achieved with varying degrees of success. The commercial polymer nanocomposites studied to a great extent are unfortunately non-biodegradable like polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene etc. To a small extent, these nanocomposites are reformed or recycled into other products after one life cycle, however, the properties of such recycled materials are very poor. Therefore, subject of bio-based nanocomposites and biodegradable nanocomposites has become ... More

Keywords: biodegradation, exfoliation, dispersion, nanotechnology, mechanical performance, surface modification, montmorillonite, filler

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199581924
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vikas Mittal, editor
Polymer Engineer, BASF Polymer Research, Ludwigshafen, Germany

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2 Biodegradation of polymeric systems

In-Joo Chin1,* and Shogo Uematsu2

3 Biodegradable thermoplastic starch/poly (vinyl alcohol)

Katherine M. Dean*, Eustathios Petinakis and Long Yu

4 Bio-nanocomposites with non-cellulosic biofillers

Peter R. Chang*,1, Jin Huang2 and Ning Lin2

6 Biodegradable nanocomposites from cellulosic plastics and cellulosic fibre

Manju Misra1,2,*, Ozgur Seydibeyoglu2, Dipa Ray3, Kunal Das3 and Amar Mohanty1,2

9 Gelatine-based bio-nanocomposites

Francisco M. Fernandes1, Margarita Darder1, Ana I. Ruiz2, Pilar Aranda1 and Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky1,*

10 Bio-nanocomposites based on starch

Fengwei Xie1, Peter J. Halley1,* and Luc Avérous2

11 Soy protein-based polymer nanocomposites

Jin Huang 1,*, Ning Lin1, Yun Chen2, Peter R. Chang3 and Jiahui Yu4

15 Conductive biopolymer nanocomposites for sensors

Jean-François Feller*, Bijandra Kumar and Mickaël Castro

16 Commercial aspects associated with bio-nanocomposites

Sunil P. Lonkar1, A. Pratheep Kumar2 and R. P Singh1,1

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