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Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications / Edition 1

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Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications / Edition 1

Sets forth the techniques needed to create a vast array ofuseful biopolymer nanocomposites

Interest in biopolymer nanocomposites is soaring. Not only arethey green and sustainable materials, they can also be used todevelop a broad range of useful products with special properties,from therapeutics to coatings to packaging materials. Withcontributions from an international team of leading nanoscientistsand materials researchers, this book draws together and reviews themost recent developments and techniques in biopolymernano-composites. It describes the preparation, processing,properties, and applications of bio- polymer nanocompositesdeveloped from chitin, starch, and cellulose, three renewableresources.

Biopolymer Nanocomposites features a logical organizationand approach that make it easy for readers to take full advantageof the latest science and technology in designing these materialsand developing new products and applications. It begins with achapter reviewing our current understanding of bionanocomposites.Next, the book covers such topics as:

  • Morphological and thermal investigations of chitin-basednanocomposites
  • Applications of starch nanoparticle and starch-basedbionanocomposites
  • Spectroscopic characterization of renewable nanoparticles andtheir composites
  • Nanocellulosic products and their applications
  • Protein-based nanocomposites for food packaging

Throughout the book, detailed case studies of industrialapplications underscore the unique challenges and opportunities indeveloping and working with biopolymer nanocomposites. There arealso plenty of figures to help readers fully grasp key concepts andtechniques.

Exploring the full range of applications, BiopolymerNanocomposites is recommended for researchers in a broad rangeof industries and disciplines, including biomedical engineering,materials science, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, andpolymer science. All readers will learn how to create green,sustainable products and applications using these tremendouslyversatile materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118218358
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: Wiley Series on Polymer Engineering and Technology Series , #8
Pages: 696
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

ALAIN DUFRESNE, PhD, is Professor and Head of theConverting-Biomaterials-Packaging Group in the International Schoolof Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials at Grenoble Institute ofTechnology. His research focuses on nanocomposite materials and theprocessing of heterogeneous polymer systems.

SABU THOMAS, PhD, is Professor of Polymer Science andEngineering and Director of the Centre for Nanoscience andNanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. His research hasresulted in the publication of almost 600 papers in peer-reviewedjournals.

LALY A. POTHAN, PhD, is Head of the Department ofChemistry at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara. Her researchexamines natural fiber polymer composites and greennanocomposites.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Contributors ix

1. Bionanocomposites: State of the Art, Challenges, andOpportunities 1
Alain Dufresne, Sabu Thomas, and Laly A. Pothan

2. Preparation of Chitin Nanofi bers and Their Composites11
Shinsuke Ifuku, Zameer Shervani, and Hiroyuki Saimoto

3. Chemical Modifi cation of Chitosan and Its BiomedicalApplication 33
Deepa Thomas and Sabu Thomas

4. Biomimetic Lessons for Processing Chitin-Based Composites53
Otto C. Wilson, Jr. and Tiffany Omokanwaye

5. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Chitin-BasedNanocomposites 83
Ming Zeng, Liyuan Lu, and Qingyu Xu

6. Mechanical Properties of Chitin-Based Nanocomposites111
Merin Sara Thomas, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas

7. Preparation and Applications of Chitin Nanofibers/Nanowhiskers 131
Jun-Ichi Kadokawa

8. Preparation of Starch Nanoparticles 153
Déborah Le Corre and Alain Dufresne

9. Chemical Modifi cation of Starch Nanoparticles181
Jin Huang, Qing Huang, Peter R. Chang, and Jiahui Yu

10. Starch-Based Bionanocomposite: Processing Techniques203
Rekha Rose Koshy, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas

11. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Starch-BasedNanocomposites 227
Peter R. Chang, Jin Huang, Qing Huang, and Debbie P.Anderson

12. Mechanical Properties of Starch-Based Nanocomposites261
Hélène Angellier-Coussy and Alain Dufresne

13. Applications of Starch Nanoparticles and Starch-BasedBionanocomposites 293
Siji K. Mary, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas

14. Preparation of Nanofi brillated Cellulose and CelluloseWhiskers 309
David Plackett and Marco Iotti

15. Bacterial Cellulose 339
Eliane Trovatti

16. Chemical Modifi cation of Nanocelluloses 367
Youssef Habibi

17. Cellulose-Based Nanocomposites: Processing Techniques391
Robert A. Shanks

18. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of CellulosicBionanocomposites 411
Anayancy Osorio-Madrazo and Marie-Pierre Laborie

19. Mechanical Properties of Cellulose-BasedBionanocomposites 437
B. Deepa, Saumya S. Pillai, Laly A. Pothan, and SabuThomas

20. Review of Nanocellulosic Products and Their Applications461
Joe Aspler, Jean Bouchard, Wadood Hamad, Richard Berry,Stephanie Beck, François Drolet, and Xuejun Zou

21. Spectroscopic Characterization of Renewable Nanoparticlesand Their Composites 509
Mirta I. Aranguren, Mirna A. Mosiewicki, and Norma E.Marcovich

22. Barrier Properties of Renewable Nanomaterials541
Vikas Mittal

23. Biocomposites and Nanocomposites Containing Lignin565
Cornelia Vasile and Georgeta Cazacu

24. Preparation, Processing and Applications of ProteinNanofi bers 599
Megan Garvey, Madhusudan Vasudevamurthy, Shiva P. Rao, HeathEcroyd, Juliet A. Gerrard, and John A. Carver

25. Protein-Based Nanocomposites for Food Packaging613
Hélène Angellier-Coussy, Pascale Chalier, EmmanuelleGastaldi, Valérie Guillard, Carole Guillaume, NathalieGontard, and Stéphane Peyron

Index 655

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