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Clay Based Biopolymer Nanocomposites and Their Applications in Environmental and Biomedical Fields

  • K. Sangeetha
  • P. Angelin Vinodhini
  • P. N. SudhaEmail author
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Abstract

In recent decade the new discoveries in polymer-clay nanocomposites have attracted the attention of research community as it was of low cost, easily available in nature and has been expanded to a wide range of applications in various industries, in particular, their potential current status and continuous development in the field of polymer science and nanotechnology. In this chapter, we discuss in detail the most significant findings of recent literature describing a cluster of studies on clay in combination with polymeric matrixes and their fascinating applications on bone tissue regeneration, drug delivery, regenerative medicine, biosensors etc. We also discussed the environmental application of hybrid clay polymeric matrixes to remove pollutants from industrial effluent, heavy metal removal and so on. Thus we hope this chapter grasps the attention of clay scientists in terms of academic, industries as well as politics (by funding projects) to focus on this area to explore more novel materials in future to improve the quality of mankind.

Keywords

Nanocomposite Drug delivery Biosensor Batch study Heavy metal Dye removal 

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  • K. Sangeetha
    • 1
  • P. Angelin Vinodhini
    • 1
  • P. N. Sudha
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Biomaterials Research LabD.K.M. College for WomenVelloreIndia

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