Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 2, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

“Green” electronics: biodegradable and biocompatible materials and devices for sustainable future

Author affiliations

Abstract

“Green” electronics represents not only a novel scientific term but also an emerging area of research aimed at identifying compounds of natural origin and establishing economically efficient routes for the production of synthetic materials that have applicability in environmentally safe (biodegradable) and/or biocompatible devices. The ultimate goal of this research is to create paths for the production of human- and environmentally friendly electronics in general and the integration of such electronic circuits with living tissue in particular. Researching into the emerging class of “green” electronics may help fulfill not only the original promise of organic electronics that is to deliver low-cost and energy efficient materials and devices but also achieve unimaginable functionalities for electronics, for example benign integration into life and environment. This Review will highlight recent research advancements in this emerging group of materials and their integration in unconventional organic electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: “Green” electronics: biodegradable and biocompatible materials and devices for sustainable future

Back to tab navigation

Additions and corrections

Publication details

The article was received on 04 Jul 2013 and first published on 14 Oct 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60235D
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 588-610
  • Open access: Creative Commons BY license
  •   Request permissions

    “Green” electronics: biodegradable and biocompatible materials and devices for sustainable future

    M. Irimia-Vladu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 588
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60235D

    This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Material from this article can be used in other publications provided that the correct acknowledgement is given with the reproduced material.

    Reproduced material should be attributed as follows:

    • For reproduction of material from NJC:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the RSC.
    • For reproduction of material from PCCP:
      [Original citation] - Published by the PCCP Owner Societies.
    • For reproduction of material from PPS:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the European Society for Photobiology, the European Photochemistry Association, and RSC.
    • For reproduction of material from all other RSC journals:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Information about reproducing material from RSC articles with different licences is available on our Permission Requests page.

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements