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Nanocellulose electroconductive composites

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Abstract

Cellulose-based electroconductive composites can be prepared by combining conducting electroactive materials with hydrophilic biocompatible cellulose. Inorganic nanoparticles, such as metal ions and oxides, carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene oxide, conducting polymers, and ionic liquids (through doping, blending or coating) can be introduced into the cellulose matrix. Such composites can form a biocompatible interface for microelectronic devices, and provide a biocompatible matrix or scaffold for electrically stimulated drug release devices, implantable biosensors, and neuronal prostheses. Here the benefits of combining conventional and bacterial cellulose with these electroactive composites are described and future applications are considered.

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Submitted
24 Jan 2013
Accepted
25 Feb 2013
First published
27 Feb 2013

Nanoscale, 2013,5, 3194-3201
Article type
Minireview

Nanocellulose electroconductive composites

Z. Shi, G. O. Phillips and G. Yang, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 3194
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR00408B

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