Prospects in Multifunctional Composites Based on Nanomaterials

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Materials".

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1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
2. Institute for Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences (IAdChem), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
3. Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: nanomaterials; 2D materials; porous materials
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on Nanomaterials will collect high-quality and pioneer scientific works. Contributions from both academia and industry are welcome and expected to contribute to the generation of a synergy space. The aim is to provide the state of the art of composites based on nanomaterials with multifunctional properties.

The Special Issue will focus on different preparation methods as well as the characterization of advanced multifunctional composites. Additionally, properties and proof-of-concept applications will help to provide a landscape of the future of these novel materials.

The readers will find research works about some of the following topics:

  • Synthesis of multifunctional composited using nanomaterials;
  • Organic/inorganic multifunctional nanocomposites;
  • Advanced preparation methods of composites;
  • New characterization techniques for functional nanomaterials;
  • Theoretical studies and modeling;
  • Physical and chemical properties;
  • Proof-of-concept experiments for potential applications.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Félix Zamora
Dr. David Rodríguez-San-Miguel
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Keywords

  • composites
  • inorganic nanoparticles
  • organic nanoparticles
  • 2D materials for composites
  • advanced composites multifunctional materials

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High-Performance, Degradable, Self-Healing Bio-Based Nanocomposite Coatings with Antibacterial and Antioxidant Properties
by Qiang Zhang, Qihang Bu, Jiangyue Xia, Rongxue Sun, Dajing Li, Haibo Luo, Ning Jiang and Cheng Wang
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(7), 1220; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13071220 - 29 Mar 2023
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The purpose of this study is to obtain a bio-based coating with good functional activity and self-healing ability, demonstrating its potential in food, materials, and other application fields. Plastic coatings can cause serious environmental pollution. It was a good solution to replace plastic [...] Read more.
The purpose of this study is to obtain a bio-based coating with good functional activity and self-healing ability, demonstrating its potential in food, materials, and other application fields. Plastic coatings can cause serious environmental pollution. It was a good solution to replace plastic coatings with degradable coatings. However, the development of degradable coatings in the fields of food and materials was limited due to their insufficient antibacterial ability and weak comprehensive properties. Therefore, chitosan nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with gallic acid (GA) were self-assembled with gelatin (GE) to prepare high-performance, degradable, self-healing bio-based nanocomposite coatings with antibacterial and antioxidant properties. The oxygen permeability of GE nanocomposite coatings decreased gradually with the addition of NPs, and the barrier properties increased significantly. At the same time, due to the excellent antioxidant and antibacterial ability of GA, the antioxidant effect of the nanocomposite coatings increased by 119%, and the antibacterial rate against Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) increased by 32% and 58%, respectively, compared with the pure GE coatings. In addition, the nanocomposite coatings can be repaired within 24 h after being scratched at room temperature. Finally, GA coated with chitosan nanoparticles can significantly delay the escape of GA, and the retardation of gallic acid release exceeded 89% in simulated solutions after 24 h immersion, extending the service life of the nanocomposite coatings. Full article
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