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.
|Series:||Wiley Series on Polymer Engineering and Technology Series , #8|
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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
1. Bionanocomposites: State of the Art, Challenges, andOpportunities 1Alain Dufresne, Sabu Thomas, and Laly A. Pothan
2. Preparation of Chitin Nanofi bers and Their Composites11Shinsuke Ifuku, Zameer Shervani, and Hiroyuki Saimoto
3. Chemical Modifi cation of Chitosan and Its BiomedicalApplication 33Deepa Thomas and Sabu Thomas
4. Biomimetic Lessons for Processing Chitin-Based Composites53Otto C. Wilson, Jr. and Tiffany Omokanwaye
5. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Chitin-BasedNanocomposites 83Ming Zeng, Liyuan Lu, and Qingyu Xu
6. Mechanical Properties of Chitin-Based Nanocomposites111Merin Sara Thomas, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas
7. Preparation and Applications of Chitin Nanofibers/Nanowhiskers 131Jun-Ichi Kadokawa
8. Preparation of Starch Nanoparticles 153Déborah Le Corre and Alain Dufresne
9. Chemical Modifi cation of Starch Nanoparticles181Jin Huang, Qing Huang, Peter R. Chang, and Jiahui Yu
10. Starch-Based Bionanocomposite: Processing Techniques203Rekha Rose Koshy, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas
11. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Starch-BasedNanocomposites 227Peter R. Chang, Jin Huang, Qing Huang, and Debbie P.Anderson
12. Mechanical Properties of Starch-Based Nanocomposites261Hélène Angellier-Coussy and Alain Dufresne
13. Applications of Starch Nanoparticles and Starch-BasedBionanocomposites 293Siji K. Mary, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas
14. Preparation of Nanofi brillated Cellulose and CelluloseWhiskers 309David Plackett and Marco Iotti
15. Bacterial Cellulose 339Eliane Trovatti
16. Chemical Modifi cation of Nanocelluloses 367Youssef Habibi
17. Cellulose-Based Nanocomposites: Processing Techniques391Robert A. Shanks
18. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of CellulosicBionanocomposites 411Anayancy Osorio-Madrazo and Marie-Pierre Laborie
19. Mechanical Properties of Cellulose-BasedBionanocomposites 437B. Deepa, Saumya S. Pillai, Laly A. Pothan, and SabuThomas
20. Review of Nanocellulosic Products and Their Applications461Joe Aspler, Jean Bouchard, Wadood Hamad, Richard Berry,Stephanie Beck, François Drolet, and Xuejun Zou
21. Spectroscopic Characterization of Renewable Nanoparticlesand Their Composites 509Mirta I. Aranguren, Mirna A. Mosiewicki, and Norma E.Marcovich
22. Barrier Properties of Renewable Nanomaterials541Vikas Mittal
23. Biocomposites and Nanocomposites Containing Lignin565Cornelia Vasile and Georgeta Cazacu
24. Preparation, Processing and Applications of ProteinNanofi bers 599Megan Garvey, Madhusudan Vasudevamurthy, Shiva P. Rao, HeathEcroyd, Juliet A. Gerrard, and John A. Carver
25. Protein-Based Nanocomposites for Food Packaging613Hélène Angellier-Coussy, Pascale Chalier, EmmanuelleGastaldi, Valérie Guillard, Carole Guillaume, NathalieGontard, and Stéphane Peyron