Bioelastomers: Current state of development

Ilse Magaña, Ricardo López, Francisco Javier Enríquez-Medrano, Sugam Kumar, Andrea Aguilar-Sanchez, Rishab Handa, Ramón Díaz de León, Luis Valencia (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Considering the current trend of finding sustainable alternatives to the existing fossil-based plastics, in this review we describe what makes a bioelastomer “bio” and what this implies in terms of materials design. We analyze the current state of development of bioelastomers, including the most important types, their current and upcoming use, and their synthetic pathways. Moreover, we provide a general landscape of the hybridization or composite preparation of elastomers to acquire specific functionalities and their implementation in advanced applications, focusing mainly on electronics and biomedicine. Furthermore, we show how through the use of bioelastomers, one can, besides helping the environment, achieve materials with exceptional performances (e.g., very high mechanical properties and/or self-healing properties), which can be processed via novel techniques such as 3/4D-(bio)printing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5019-5043
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A: Materials for Energy and Sustainability
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2022
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

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