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Polysaccharide-based nanocomposites and their applications
- Zheng, Yingying, Monty, Jonathan, Linhardt, Robert J.
- Carbohydrate research 2015 v.405 pp. 23-32
- nanocomposites, nanoparticles, polymers, polysaccharides
- 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.