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Cellulosic Nanocomposites from Natural Fibers for Medical Applications: A Review

Abstract

The nanocellulose and its composites have been covered in this chapter which is confirmed to be a very versatile material having the wide range of medical applications, including cardiovascular implants, scaffolds for tissue engineering, repair of articular cartilage, vascular grafts, urethral catheters, mammary prostheses, penile prostheses, adhesion barriers, and artificial skin. These implants were produced from bioresorbable and/or biodegradable materials.

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Title
Cellulosic Nanocomposites from Natural Fibers for Medical Applications: A Review
Book Title
Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45232-1
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45232-1_72
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  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (1)
  • Hitoshi Takagi Send Email (2)
  • Antonio Norio Nakagaito Send Email (3)
  • Hyun-Joong Kim Send Email (4)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 2 Advanced Materials Division, Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 3 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 4 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
  • Authors
  • H. P. S. Abdul Khalil Send Email (5)
  • A. H. Bhat Send Email (10)
  • A. Abu Bakar Send Email (6)
  • Paridah Md. Tahir Send Email (7)
  • I. S. M. Zaidul Send Email (8)
  • M. Jawaid Send Email (9)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 5 School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
  • 10 Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 31750, Perak, Malaysia
  • 6 Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
  • 7 Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • 8 Faculty of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia, 50728, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 9 Department of Biocomposite Technology, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
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