In the last few decades, the interest towards natural compounds, coming from a natural source and biodegradable, for biopolymers is always increasing because of a public request for the formulation of safe, eco-friendly, and sustainable materials. The main classes of natural compounds for biopolymers are: (i) naturally occurring fillers (nFil), such as nano-/micro- sized layered alumino-silicate: halloysite, bentonite, montmorillonite, hydroxyapatite, calcium carbonate, etc.; (ii) naturally occurring fibers (nFib), such as wood and vegetable fibers; (iii) naturally occurring antioxidant molecules (nAO), such as phenols, polyphenols, vitamins, and carotenoids. However, in this short review, the advantages and drawbacks, considering naturally occurring compounds as safe, eco-friendly, and sustainable additives for biopolymers, have been focused and discussed briefly, even taking into account the requests and needs of different application fields.

Nadka Tzankova Dintcheva, Giulia Infurna, Marilena Baiamonte, Francesca D'Anna (2020). Natural Compounds as Sustainable Additives for Biopolymers. POLYMERS, 12(4), 1-24 [10.3390/polym12040732].

Natural Compounds as Sustainable Additives for Biopolymers

Nadka Tzankova Dintcheva
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Giulia Infurna;Marilena Baiamonte;Francesca D'Anna
2020-01-01

Abstract

In the last few decades, the interest towards natural compounds, coming from a natural source and biodegradable, for biopolymers is always increasing because of a public request for the formulation of safe, eco-friendly, and sustainable materials. The main classes of natural compounds for biopolymers are: (i) naturally occurring fillers (nFil), such as nano-/micro- sized layered alumino-silicate: halloysite, bentonite, montmorillonite, hydroxyapatite, calcium carbonate, etc.; (ii) naturally occurring fibers (nFib), such as wood and vegetable fibers; (iii) naturally occurring antioxidant molecules (nAO), such as phenols, polyphenols, vitamins, and carotenoids. However, in this short review, the advantages and drawbacks, considering naturally occurring compounds as safe, eco-friendly, and sustainable additives for biopolymers, have been focused and discussed briefly, even taking into account the requests and needs of different application fields.
Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica
Settore ING-IND/22 - Scienza E Tecnologia Dei Materiali
Nadka Tzankova Dintcheva, Giulia Infurna, Marilena Baiamonte, Francesca D'Anna (2020). Natural Compounds as Sustainable Additives for Biopolymers. POLYMERS, 12(4), 1-24 [10.3390/polym12040732].
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