Sustainable MXene-chitosan/chitin composites for Interdisciplinary applications in water purification, bio-medical, bio-sensing and electronic fields

Ashvinder K. Rana*, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Phil Hart, Fabrizio Scarpa, Vijay Kumar Thakur*

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Abstract

MXenes possess appealing mechanical, optical, thermal, electronic and surface functionalities that have been applied to develop biomedical applications, water treatment, biosensors, EMI shielding materials and solvent dehydration. Various MXene-polymer composites have been fabricated to enhance biocompatibility/biodegradability, adsorption, physiological stability, sustained drug release, surface functionality and selectivity/sensitivity. Chitosan has been considered as an attractive material for developing MXene-based hybridized composites because of its biocompatible, antibacterial, and surface-modifiable nature. The present review article describes recent developments in the use of MXene-chitosan composites in multiple fields, such as the removal of contaminants from water, biomedical applications, sensing or detection of different food/water contaminants, fire retardants/sensors, solvent dehydration and humidity sensors. All these applications of MXene-chitosan composites are discussed, with a particular focus on important challenges and future perspectives. MXene-chitosan hybrid materials can open significant new opportunities for future bio- and nano-medicine applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100671
JournalMaterials Today Sustainability
Volume25
Early online date20 Jan 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Mar 2024

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Keywords

  • Bio-medical
  • Chitosan
  • Electromagnetic interference shielding
  • MXene
  • Sensors

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