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Article Dans Une Revue (Article De Synthèse) Journal of Functional Biomaterials Année : 2022

Alginate-Based Bio-Composites and Their Potential Applications.


Over the last two decades, bio-polymer fibers have attracted attention for their uses in gene therapy, tissue engineering, wound-healing, and controlled drug delivery. The most commonly used bio-polymers are bio-sourced synthetic polymers such as poly (glycolic acid), poly (lactic acid), poly (e-caprolactone), copolymers of polyglycolide and poly (3-hydroxybutyrate), and natural polymers such as chitosan, soy protein, and alginate. Among all of the bio-polymer fibers, alginate is endowed with its ease of sol–gel transformation, remarkable ion exchange properties, and acid stability. Blending alginate fibers with a wide range of other materials has certainly opened many new opportunities for applications. This paper presents an overview on the modification of alginate fibers with nano-particles, adhesive peptides, and natural or synthetic polymers, in order to enhance their properties. The application of alginate fibers in several areas such as cosmetics, sensors, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and water treatment are investigated. The first section is a brief theoretical background regarding the definition, the source, and the structure of alginate. The second part deals with the physico-chemical, structural, and biological properties of alginate bio-polymers. The third part presents the spinning techniques and the effects of the process and solution parameters on the thermo-mechanical and physico-chemical properties of alginate fibers. Then, the fourth part presents the additives used as fillers in order to improve the properties of alginate fibers. Finally, the last section covers the practical applications of alginate composite fibers.
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hal-04470416 , version 1 (21-02-2024)





Khmais Zdiri, Aurélie Cayla, Adel Elamri, Annaëlle Erard, Fabien Salaun. Alginate-Based Bio-Composites and Their Potential Applications.. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 2022, Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 13, ⟨10.3390/jfb13030117⟩. ⟨hal-04470416⟩
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