Biorenewable polymers based nanomaterials are rapidly emerging as one of the most fascinating materials for multifunctional applications. Among biorenewable polymers, cellulose based nanomaterials are of great importance due to their inherent advantages such as environmental friendliness, biodegradability, biocompatibility, easy processing and cost effectiveness, to name a few. They may be produced from biological systems such as plants or be chemically synthesised from biological materials.
This book summarizes the recent remarkable achievements witnessed in green technology of cellulose based nanomaterials in different ﬁelds ranging from biomedical to automotive. This book also discusses the extensive research developments for next generation nanocellulose-based polymer nanocomposites. The book contains seventeen chapters and each chapter addresses some specific issues related to nanocellulose and also demonstrates the real potentialities of these nanomaterials in different domains.
The key features of the book are:
- Synthesis and chemistry of nanocellulose from different biorenewable resources
- Different characterization of nanocellulosic materials and their respective polymer nanocomposites
- Physico-chemical, thermal and mechanical investigation of nanocellulose based polymer nanocomposites
- Provides elementary information and rich understanding of the present state-of- art of nanocellulose-based materials
- Explores the full range of applications of different nanocellulose-based materials.
Wiley; October 2014
- ISBN: 9781118872093
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Nanocellulose Polymer Nanocomposites
Series: Polymer Science and Plastics Engineering
- Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur
About The Author
Vijay Kumar Thakur (Ph.D.) is a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineeringat Washington State University -U.S.A. He is Editorial Board Member of several International Journals including Advanced Chemistry Letters, Lignocelluloses, Drug Inventions Today (Elsevier), International Journal of Energy Engineering, Journal of Textile Science & Engineering (U.S.A)> to name a few and also member of scientific bodies around the world.
His former appointments include Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE, Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, LHU-TAIWAN and Post Doctorate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, U.S.A.
In his academic career, he has published more than 100 research articles, patent and conference proceedings in the field of polymers and materials science. He has published ten books and twenty-five book chapters on the advanced state-of-the-art of polymers and materials science with numerous publishers. He has extensive expertise in the synthesis of polymers (natural/ synthetic), nano materials, nanocomposites, biocomposites, graft copolymers, high performance capacitors and electrochromic materials.