Chemistry, structures, and advanced applications of nanocomposites from biorenewable resources

Burhan Ates, Suleyman Koytepe, Ahmet Ulu, Canbolat Gurses, Vijay Kumar Thakur*

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    Researchers have recently focused on the advancement of new materials from biorenewable and sustainable sources because of great concerns about the environment, waste accumulation and destruction, and the inevitable depletion of fossil resources. Biorenewable materials have been extensively used as a matrix or reinforcement in many applications. In the development of innovative methods and materials, composites offer important advantages because of their excellent properties such as ease of fabrication, higher mechanical properties, high thermal stability, and many more. Especially, nanocomposites (obtained by using biorenewable sources) have significant advantages when compared to conventional composites. Nanocomposites have been utilized in many applications including food, biomedical, electroanalysis, energy storage, wastewater treatment, automotive, etc. This comprehensive review provides chemistry, structures, advanced applications, and recent developments about nanocomposites obtained from biorenewable sources.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9304-9362
    Number of pages59
    JournalChemical Reviews
    Issue number17
    Early online date3 Jul 2020
    Publication statusPrint publication - 9 Sep 2020

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    Funding Information:
    The authors thank their parental institutes (Inonu University and SRUC) for providing the necessary facilities to accomplish this work. V.K.T. is also thankful for the Research support provided by the UKRI via Grant No. EP/T024607/1, Royal Academy of Engineering (IAPP-33- 24/01/2017; IAPP18-19295), and UKIERI (DST/INT/UK/P-164/2017).

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    Copyright © 2020 American Chemical Society.

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