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Antimicrobial Gum Bio-Based Nanocomposites and Their Industrial and Biomedical Applications

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Chemical Communications

Source : Chemical Communications 2019, 55 (99), 14871–14885.

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School for Sustainable Futures

Year : 2019

Abstract : Gum polysaccharides are derived from renewable sources. They are readily available, inexpensive, non-hazardous and eco-friendly. Depending upon the source, gums may be categorized as microbial gums, plant exudate gums or seed gums. Naturally occurring gum carbohydrates find multiple applications in the biomedical arena, compared with synthetic compounds, because of their unique structures and functionalities. Gums and their biocomposites are preferred for sustained drug delivery because they are safe and edible as well as more susceptible to biodegradation. The present review provides a state-of-the-art conspectus on the industrial and biomedical applications of antimicrobial gum-based biocomposites. Different kinds of gums polysaccharides will first be addressed based on their sources. Metal-, carbon- and organic-based nanostructures that are used in gum nanocomposites will then be reviewed with respect to their industrial and biomedical applications, to provide a backdrop for future research.

Cite this Research Publication : Nazarzadeh Zare, E.; Makvandi, P.; Borzacchiello, A.; Tay, F. R.; Ashtari, B.; V. V. T. Padil. "Antimicrobial Gum Bio-Based Nanocomposites and Their Industrial and Biomedical Applications". Chemical Communications 2019, 55 (99), 14871–14885.

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