Emerging biodegradable materials: starch- and protein-based bio-nanocomposites

Zhao, R.X, Torley, P. and Halley, P.J. (2008) Emerging biodegradable materials: starch- and protein-based bio-nanocomposites. Journal of Materials Science, 43 9: 3058-3071. doi:10.1007/s10853-007-2434-8


Author Zhao, R.X
Torley, P.
Halley, P.J.
Title Emerging biodegradable materials: starch- and protein-based bio-nanocomposites
Journal name Journal of Materials Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-2461
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s10853-007-2434-8
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 9
Start page 3058
End page 3071
Total pages 14
Editor Carter , C.B.
Rawlings, R.D.
Place of publication United States of America
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject C1
8601 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
0904 Chemical Engineering
091209 Polymers and Plastics
Abstract This article provides a broad overview on the natural polymer-based bio-nanocomposite properties, processing and application. Bio-nanocomposites prepared with natural biopolymers, such as starch and protein, can be formed using a melt intercalation or a solvent intercalation method. Incorporation of layered silicates into the biopolymer matrices results in improved mechanical properties, water vapor barrier properties, and thermal stability of the resulting bio-nanocomposites without sacrificing biodegradability due to their nanometer size dispersion. Consequently, even though natural polymer-based bio-nanocomposite is in its infancy, it has a huge potential in the future.
Keyword Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science
MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
 
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