Nanocomposites Based on Biodegradable Polymers

Ilaria Armentano, Debora Puglia, Francesca Luzi, Carla Renata Arciola, Francesco Morena, Sabata Martino, Luigi Torre

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In the present review paper, our main results on nanocomposites based on biodegradable polymers (on a time scale from 2010 to 2018) are reported. We mainly focused our attention on commercial biodegradable polymers, which we mixed with different nanofillers and/or additives with the final aim of developing new materials with tunable specific properties. A wide list of nanofillers have been considered according to their shape, properties, and functionalization routes, and the results have been discussed looking at their roles on the basis of different adopted processing routes (solvent-based or melt-mixing processes). Two main application fields of nanocomposite based on biodegradable polymers have been considered: the specific interaction with stem cells in the regenerative medicine applications or as antimicrobial materials and the active role of selected nanofillers in food packaging applications have been critically revised, with the main aim of providing an overview of the authors' contribution to the state of the art in the field of biodegradable polymeric nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2018


  • biodegradable polymer
  • nanocomposite
  • nanofiller


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