Natural polysaccharides as electroactive polymers

  title={Natural polysaccharides as electroactive polymers},
  author={Victoria L. Finkenstadt},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • V. Finkenstadt
  • Published 22 February 2005
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Electroactive polymers (EAPs), a new class of materials, have the potential to be used for applications like biosensors, environmentally sensitive membranes, artificial muscles, actuators, corrosion protection, electronic shielding, visual displays, solar materials, and components in high-energy batteries. The commercialization of synthetic EAPs, however, has so far been severely limited. Biological polymers offer a degree of functionality not available in most synthetic EAPs. Carbohydrate… 
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