INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA EN POLIMEROS Y NANOTECNOLOGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Applications of bacterial cellulose as precursor of carbon and composites with metal oxide, metal sulfide and metal nanoparticles: A review of recent advances
BRUNO BOURY; ANALIA VAZQUEZ; MARIA LAURA FORESTI
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2017 vol. 157 p. 447 - 457
This review is limited to very recent studies (last 5-10 years) on two majorissues, concerning: the production and physical/chemical modification of bacterial cellulose (BC), and also its transformation into carbon and integrated synthesis of metal oxides (TiO2, ZnO,etc.) metal sulfide (ZnS, CdS, etc.) and metal nanoparticles (Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, etc.)within bacterial cellulose. We believe that the crossover of these two domains could be of considerable interest in the view of improving the performance of materialsprepared with bacterial cellulose. The diversity of these nanomaterials allows targeting of many very different properties/applications: electrochemicaldevices, catalysis and photocatalysis, sensors, etc. After an introduction to themost important chemical and physical characteristics of BC, productionparameters, and their physical and chemical modifications, we review the use ofBC as a precursor of inorganic materials like carbon and composites with metalor inorganic nanoparticles.