Nanoclays for biomedical applications

Laura Peña-Parás*, José Antonio Sánchez-Fernández, Román Vidaltamayo

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Clays are naturally occurring layered mineral materials that are low cost and environmentally friendly. Nanoclays are clay minerals with at least one dimension in the order of 1-100 nm. In nature, two forms of nanoclays, anionic and cationic clays, are present depending on the surface layered charge and the types of interlayer ions. Commonly found nanoclays in the literature are montmorillonite, kaolinite, laponite, halloysite, bentonite, hectorite, laponite, sepiolite,saponite, and vermiculite, among others. Nanoclays have been widely used as reinforcements for polymer matrix composites improving mechanical, thermal, and anticorrosion properties, for example. Due to being nontoxic, nanoclays and their composites have been studied for biomedical applications such as bone cement, tissue engineering, drug delivery, wound healing, and enzyme immobilization, among others. This chapter presents the state of the art of biomedical application of nanoclays and nanoclay-polymer matrix composite materials.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título de la publicación alojadaHandbook of Ecomaterials
EditorialSpringer International Publishing AG
Número de páginas73
ISBN (versión digital)9783319682556
ISBN (versión impresa)9783319682549
EstadoPublished - 13 feb 2019

Serie de la publicación

NombreHandbook of Ecomaterials

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ingeniería General
  • Ciencia de los Materiales General
  • Energía General
  • Ciencias Ambientales General


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