Recent advances in chitin and chitosan/graphene-based bio-nanocomposites for energetic applications

Ikram, Rabia and Mohamed Jan, Badrul and Abdul Qadir, Muhammad and Sidek, Akhmal and Stylianakis, Minas M. and Kenanakis, George (2021) Recent advances in chitin and chitosan/graphene-based bio-nanocomposites for energetic applications. Polymers, 13 (19). ISSN 2073-4360, DOI

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Herein, we report recent developments in order to explore chitin and chitosan derivatives for energy-related applications. This review summarizes an introduction to common polysaccharides such as cellulose, chitin or chitosan, and their connection with carbon nanomaterials (CNMs), such as bio-nanocomposites. Furthermore, we present their structural analysis followed by the fabrication of graphene-based nanocomposites. In addition, we demonstrate the role of these chitin- and chitosan-derived nanocomposites for energetic applications, including biosensors, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors and solar cell systems. Finally, current limitations and future application perspectives are entailed as well. This study establishes the impact of chitin- and chitosan-generated nanomaterials for potential, unexplored industrial applications.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (IF062-2019), Fundamental Research Grant Scheme from the University of Malaya (FP050-2019A), European Commission, Greek national funds through the Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation operation program, under the call RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE (T2EDK-02073)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polymers; Graphene oxide; Bio-nanocomposites; Chitosan; Energy
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2022 08:09
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2022 08:09

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