Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications


Xiaoying Wang, PhD (Editor)
State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering School of Light Industry and Food, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

The intention of this book is to provide an updated view of the synthesis, characterization and applications of different kinds of nanocomposites. It includes 9 review chapters and 8 research chapters. The review articles introduce various nanocomposites like polymer-based nanocomposite (polymer-based carbonaceous nanocomposites, chitosan-quantum dots nanocomposites and chitosan-based inorganic nanocomposites), UV-cured nanocomposite coatings, carbon dots nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides/organo nanocomposites, catalytic membranes loaded with nanocomposite materials and block copolymer nanocomposites.

The research articles include studies on the influence of silica nanoparticles on functional properties of polyurethane nanocomposites, the annealing effects in nanostructured carbon-copper films, fabrication, characterization and modeling of functionally graded synthetic graphite/polymer nanocomposites, the mass transfer process in metal-ion exchanger nanocomposites, mechanosynthesis of Fe-MeC (Me=V, Ti, Nb) nanocomposites, preparation and adsorption for Congo red of rectorite/chitosan nanocomposite, synthesis, assembly, and performance of metal-oxide based nanocomposites using polyol technique and electrospinning and also synthesis and applications of developed metal matrix/nanodiamond composites.

According to this book, one will gain a comprehensive understanding about the development of nanocomposites in recent years. Moreover, one may ascertain detailed synthesis methods as well as advanced characterization methods for nanocomposites. It will be an inspiration for applications of nanocomposites in various fields. By covering both the fundamentals and synthetic applications, it is therefore suitable for both new and experienced researchers, chemists, biochemists, natural product chemists and graduate students. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )



Table of Contents

Preface pp,vii-viii

Chapter 1 – Fabrication and Application of Chitosan-Based Inorganic Nanocomposites (pp. 1-26)
(Xiaoying Wang, Yuqiong Luo, Xiaoyun Li, Yunzhi Ling, Zuguang Shen, Guocheng Han and Runcang Sun, State Key Laboratory of Pulp & Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangdong, China)

Chapter 2 – Carbonaceous Materials for Polymer-Based Nanocomposites: Overview of Major Advances and Current Challenges (pp. 27-60)
(Aïssa Brahim, Department of Smart Materials and Sensors for Space Missions, MPB Technologies Inc., Pointe Claire, Montreal, Canada)

Chapter 3 – Chitosan-Quantum Dots Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications (pp. 61-72)
(Joaquim C.G. Esteves da Silva, Centro de Investigação em Química (CIQ), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 4 – Preparation of Polymer-Based Nanocomposites by Different Routes (pp. 73-94)
(M. Oliveira and A.V. Machado, IPC – Institute for Polymers and Composites/I3N, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal)

Chapter 5 – Block Copolymer Nanocomposites: Structure and Function (pp. 95-120)
(Biswajit Sarkar and Paschalis Alexandridis, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering Program, University at Buffalo – The State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, New York, USA)

Chapter 5 – Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Dots Nanocomposites (pp. 121-138)
(João M.M. Leitão, Eliana F.C. Simões and Joaquim C.G. Esteves da Silva, Centro de Investigação em Química (CIQ), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Polo das Ciências da Saúde, Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 7 – Preparation and Characterization of Nanocomposite Coatings Obtained through UV-Curing Processes (pp. 139-168)
(Giulio Malucelli, Politecnico di Torino, Dept. Applied Science and Technology, Alessandria, Italy)

Chapter 8 – Effect of Preparation Procedures on the Properties of LDH/Organo Nanocomposites (pp. 169-202)
(Vicente Rives, Francisco M. Labajos and Mar Herrero, GIR-QUESCAT, Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, and others)

Chapter 9 – Nanocomposite Materials for Catalytic Membranes Development (pp. 203-230)
(Berta Domènech, Maria Muñoz, Dmitri N. Muraviev and Jorge Macanás, Department of Chemistry, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Bellaterra, Spain, and others)

Chapter 10 – Synthesis, Assembly and Performance of Metal-Oxide Based Nanocomposite: Use of Polyol Technique and Electrospinning (pp. 231-258)
(Altangerel Amarjargal, Leonard D. Tijing and Cheol Sang Kim, Department of Bionanosystem Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, Korea, and others)

Chapter 11 – The Influence of The Size, Shape and Character of Nanofillers on Functional Properties of Polyurethane Elastomers (pp. 259-280)
(Milena Špírková, Rafał Poręba and Libuše Brožová, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic)
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Chapter 12 – Annealing Effects in Nanostructured Carbon-Copper Films (pp. 281-296)
(A.A. Onoprienko, Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine)

Chapter 13 – Preparation and Adsorption for Congo Red of Rectorite/Chitosan Nanocomposites (pp. 297-310)
(Jiwen Luo, Kaihang Chen, Yufei Chen and Chunyuan Lan, Key Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry of Environment, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China)

Chapter 14 – Fabrication, Characterization and Modeling of Functionally Graded Synthetic Graphite/Polymer Nanocomposites (pp. 311-328)
(Ehsan Bafekrpour, George P. Simon, Chunhui Yang, Jana Habsuda, Bronwyn L. Fox, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and others)

Chapter 15 – Investigation of the Mass Transfer Process in Metal–Ion Exchanger Nanocomposites (pp. 329-348)
(Tamara A. Kravchenko, Svetlana V. Khorolskaya, Lev N. Polyanskiy and Elena S. Kipriyanova, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia)

Chapter 16 – Mechanosynthesis of Fe-MeC (Me=V, Ti, Nb) Nanocomposites (pp. 349-368)
(K.А. Yazovskikh, А.V. Syugaev and S.F. Lomayeva, Physical-Technical Institute, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhevsk, Russia)

Chapter 17 – Metal Matrix Composites with Non-Agglomerated Nanodiamond Reinforcing Particles (pp. 369-402)
(Vladimir A. Popov, National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, Russia)

Index pp,403-422

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