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Biosourced Polysaccharide-Based Superabsorbents

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CNRS, SIGMA Clermont, Institut Pascal, Université Clermont-Auvergne, FS-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), 1 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
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Polysaccharides 2020, 1(1), 51-79; https://doi.org/10.3390/polysaccharides1010005
Received: 8 September 2020 / Revised: 6 November 2020 / Accepted: 10 November 2020 / Published: 16 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection Current Opinion in Polysaccharides)
In the last decades, many studies have been conducted on new materials to meet a growing industrial demand and to move scientific research forward. Superabsorbents are good examples of materials that have generated special attention in many fields for their ability to absorb and retain water up to 1000 times of their dry weight. They found many applications in hygiene products and other products, for a fast growing market of USD 9.58 Billion in 2019. Most of them are composed of synthetic polymers, which are often not environmentally friendly. Therefore, natural superabsorbents and particularly those based on polysaccharides have received a recent increased interest for their biodegradability, biocompatibility, and renewability. This review focuses on polysaccharide-based superabsorbents, on their properties, synthesis methods, and characterization. Their potential applications in many fields, such as biomedical and hygiene, agriculture, water treatment, and the building sector, are also reported with an interest in products already marketed. View Full-Text
Keywords: superabsorbent; polysaccharides; hydrogels; biopolymers; swelling superabsorbent; polysaccharides; hydrogels; biopolymers; swelling
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Llanes, L.; Dubessay, P.; Pierre, G.; Delattre, C.; Michaud, P. Biosourced Polysaccharide-Based Superabsorbents. Polysaccharides 2020, 1, 51-79. https://doi.org/10.3390/polysaccharides1010005

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Llanes L, Dubessay P, Pierre G, Delattre C, Michaud P. Biosourced Polysaccharide-Based Superabsorbents. Polysaccharides. 2020; 1(1):51-79. https://doi.org/10.3390/polysaccharides1010005

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Llanes, Ludovic, Pascal Dubessay, Guillaume Pierre, Cédric Delattre, and Philippe Michaud. 2020. "Biosourced Polysaccharide-Based Superabsorbents" Polysaccharides 1, no. 1: 51-79. https://doi.org/10.3390/polysaccharides1010005

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