The process of combining natural cellulosic fibers with conducting polymers (CPs) is being pursued by scientist and researchers for their achievable synergistic electrical and biofriendly properties. CPs can be deposited on to a wide variety of cellulosic substrate and fibers, thus achieving good interactions between them. Various methods of deposition include in situ polymerization, physical coating, multilayering, and printing. Such materials are used for achieving more sustainable and low-cost CP-based applications.
Part of the book: Conducting Polymers
Graphene and graphene oxide have been the forefront of research in the field of carbon nanostructures. In this chapter, the authors attempt to review and discuss works on electrospinning of graphene oxide-based nanofibre materials, mainly focusing on their combination with polymeric materials. Explanation and insights towards their method of preparation, properties and applications will be discussed. The conclusion section will give some closing remarks regarding the future direction of graphene-based nanofibres.
Part of the book: Advances in Carbon Nanostructures
Polysaccharide‐based composite materials have been the recent research focus in the field of material science and engineering because of their biocompatibility, renewability, and sustainability. In this chapter, the authors attempt to review and discuss recent works in developing polysaccharide‐based composites in applications of tissue engineering, drug delivery, and biopolymer‐based film packaging. This chapter focuses on carrageenan, alginate, chitosan, starch, and cellulose composites. Introduction on these types of polysaccharides used as biomaterials is briefly discussed.
Part of the book: Composites from Renewable and Sustainable Materials