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Carbohydr Res. 2015 Mar 20;405:23-32. doi: 10.1016/j.carres.2014.07.016. Epub 2014 Jul 30.

Polysaccharide-based nanocomposites and their applications.

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1
Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of ATMMT Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: zhengyy1718@zstu.edu.cn.
2
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA.
3
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA. Electronic address: linhar@rpi.edu.

Abstract

Polysaccharide nanocomposites have become increasingly important materials over the past decade. Polysaccharides offer a green alternative to synthetic polymers in the preparation of soft nanomaterials. They have also been used in composites with hard nanomaterials, such as metal nanoparticles and carbon-based nanomaterials. This mini review describes methods for polysaccharide nanocomposite preparation and reviews the various types and diverse applications for these novel materials.

KEYWORDS:

Biomaterials; Electrospinning; Film coating; Green chemistry; Nanocomposites; Polysaccharide

PMID:
25498200
PMCID:
PMC4312275
DOI:
10.1016/j.carres.2014.07.016
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