An Overview of Luminescent Bio-Based Composites
authors Pinto, RJB; Carlos, LD; Marques, PAAP; Silvestre, AJD; Freire, CSR
nationality International
journal JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE
author keywords composites; nanoparticles; nanocrystals; optical properties
keywords CDSE QUANTUM DOTS; CHITOSAN NANOPARTICLES; CELLULOSIC FIBERS; CARBON NANOTUBES; HYBRID MATERIALS; MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE; CARBOXYMETHYL CHITOSAN; ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY; GELATIN NANOPARTICLES; SILVER NANOPARTICLES
abstract The development of inorganic/organic composite materials represents a fast-growing interdisciplinary area in materials science and engineering. In this topic, a key idea is the production of composites comprising biopolymers and functional inorganic phases that could replace conventional materials in several high-technology applications. Following this concept, the use of different polymers from renewable sources, such as cellulose, starch, alginate, and chitosan, have gained great relevance because of their renewable nature, potential biocompatibility, and biodegradability, as well as specific physicochemical properties. The combination of these biopolymers with different fillers (including inorganic nanoparticles (NPs), clusters, or ions) allows the design of innovative bio-based materials with specific and/or improved properties, namely, optical, mechanical, and barrier properties, luminescence, and biological properties (as antimicrobial activity and biocompatibility). This review will focus on the most important synthetic approaches, properties, and applications of luminescent bio-based composites obtained by combining different biopolymers and fillers. (C) 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
publisher WILEY-BLACKWELL
issn 0021-8995
year published 2014
volume 131
issue 22
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1002/APP.41169
web of science category Polymer Science
subject category Polymer Science
unique article identifier WOS:000341179900072
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