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Show simple item record Kesavan Pillai, Sreejarani Ray, SS 2014-08-04T12:01:52Z 2014-08-04T12:01:52Z 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Kesavan Pillai, S. and Ray, S.S. 2012. Chitosan-based nanocomposites. In: Natural Polymers, Volume 2: Nanocomposites. Royal Society of Chemsitry: Piccadilly, London, pp 33-68 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-84973-531-5
dc.description Copyright: Royal Society of Chemistry: Piccadilly, London, pp 33-68 en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years, bio-nanocomposites, where biopolymers are formulated with fillers with nanometric dimensions, have raised great research interest because of the increasing demand of environmental friendly products. Due to the nanometer size dispersion of the filler particles, these composites, especially natural biopolymer-layered silicate nanocomposites, exhibit markedly improved properties such as increased modulus and strength, decreased barrier properties, increased thermal stability, etc. Consequently, these materials have huge potential for a wide range of applications. This chapter highlights the recent advances in the development of chitosan/montmorillonite nanocomposites. Preparative techniques, characterization and property improvements, and applications of these novel materials are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Royal Society of Chemsitry en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;7912
dc.subject Polymer matrix-based nanocomposites en_US
dc.subject Biopolymers en_US
dc.subject Polysaccharides en_US
dc.subject Chitosan en_US
dc.subject Bio-nanocomposites en_US
dc.subject Biopolymer-layered silicate nanocomposites en_US
dc.title Chitosan-based nanocomposites en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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