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Biopolymer Nanocomposites

Processing, Properties, and Applications

Dufresne, Alain / Thomas, Sabu / Pothan, Laly A. (Herausgeber)

Wiley Series on Plastics Engineering and Technology (Band Nr. 1)


1. Auflage November 2013
696 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-118-21835-8
John Wiley & Sons

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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

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:

* Morphological and thermal investigations of chitin-based

* Applications of starch nanoparticle and starch-based

* Spectroscopic characterization of renewable nanoparticles and
their composites

* Nanocellulosic products and their applications

* Protein-based nanocomposites for food packaging

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

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.

Foreword vii

Contributors ix

1. Bionanocomposites: State of the Art, Challenges, and
Opportunities 1

Alain Dufresne, Sabu Thomas, and Laly A. Pothan

2. Preparation of Chitin Nanofi bers and Their Composites

Shinsuke Ifuku, Zameer Shervani, and Hiroyuki Saimoto

3. Chemical Modifi cation of Chitosan and Its Biomedical
Application 33

Deepa Thomas and Sabu Thomas

4. Biomimetic Lessons for Processing Chitin-Based Composites

Otto C. Wilson, Jr. and Tiffany Omokanwaye

5. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Chitin-Based
Nanocomposites 83

Ming Zeng, Liyuan Lu, and Qingyu Xu

6. Mechanical Properties of Chitin-Based Nanocomposites

Merin Sara Thomas, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas

7. Preparation and Applications of Chitin Nanofi
bers/Nanowhiskers 131

Jun-Ichi Kadokawa

8. Preparation of Starch Nanoparticles 153

Déborah Le Corre and Alain Dufresne

9. Chemical Modifi cation of Starch Nanoparticles

Jin Huang, Qing Huang, Peter R. Chang, and Jiahui Yu

10. Starch-Based Bionanocomposite: Processing Techniques

Rekha Rose Koshy, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas

11. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Starch-Based
Nanocomposites 227

Peter R. Chang, Jin Huang, Qing Huang, and Debbie P.

12. Mechanical Properties of Starch-Based Nanocomposites

Hélène Angellier-Coussy and Alain Dufresne

13. Applications of Starch Nanoparticles and Starch-Based
Bionanocomposites 293

Siji K. Mary, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu Thomas

14. Preparation of Nanofi brillated Cellulose and Cellulose
Whiskers 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 Techniques

Robert A. Shanks

18. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Cellulosic
Bionanocomposites 411

Anayancy Osorio-Madrazo and Marie-Pierre Laborie

19. Mechanical Properties of Cellulose-Based
Bionanocomposites 437

B. Deepa, Saumya S. Pillai, Laly A. Pothan, and Sabu

20. Review of Nanocellulosic Products and Their Applications

Joe Aspler, Jean Bouchard, Wadood Hamad, Richard Berry,
Stephanie Beck, François Drolet, and Xuejun Zou

21. Spectroscopic Characterization of Renewable Nanoparticles
and Their Composites 509

Mirta I. Aranguren, Mirna A. Mosiewicki, and Norma E.

22. Barrier Properties of Renewable Nanomaterials

Vikas Mittal

23. Biocomposites and Nanocomposites Containing Lignin

Cornelia Vasile and Georgeta Cazacu

24. Preparation, Processing and Applications of Protein
Nanofi bers 599

Megan Garvey, Madhusudan Vasudevamurthy, Shiva P. Rao, Heath
Ecroyd, Juliet A. Gerrard, and John A. Carver

25. Protein-Based Nanocomposites for Food Packaging

Hélène Angellier-Coussy, Pascale Chalier, Emmanuelle
Gastaldi, Valérie Guillard, Carole Guillaume, Nathalie
Gontard, and Stéphane Peyron

Index 655
"Not intended to be an introductory text, this book can help the researcher that intend to understand the current horizons and challenges in an area that is undoubtedly important to help the society to turn sustainability a reality and not only a jargon." (Materials Views, 20 January 2014)
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 Nanoscience and
Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. His research has
resulted in the publication of almost 600 papers in peer-reviewed

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