Sustainable organic–inorganic interfaces in energy applications

Ryan Guterman, Jiayin Yuan, Liji Sobhanadhas, Pedro Fardim, Susana García‐Mayo, German Salazar‐Alvarez

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    Societal changes are required to develop cleaner and more efficient routes to the production of materials and energy. The sustainable exploitation of inexpensive, efficient components from renewable resources can be the best alternative to the current fossil fuel economy. In this chapter we review the potential application in catalysis, sensing, energy storage, and energy generation of hybrid materials based on sustainable organic components. The components include as poly(ionic liquid)s (PILs); polysaccharides, that is, cellulose and chitin; and fibrous proteins, that is, silk and collagen; and functional inorganic components such as carbon nanotubes and graphene, clays, metal oxides, and metallic nanoparticles.

    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationHybrid organic‐inorganic interfaces: Towards advanced functional materials
    EditorsMarie‐Helene Delville, Andreas Taubert
    PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
    ISBN (Electronic)9783527807130
    ISBN (Print)9783527342556
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


    • Energy applications
    • Functional Inorganic materials
    • Hybrid materials
    • Polysaccharides

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