Polymers (Oct 2022)

Colorimetric Indicators Based on Anthocyanin Polymer Composites: A Review

  • Despoina Kossyvaki,
  • Marco Contardi,
  • Athanassia Athanassiou,
  • Despina Fragouli

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14, no. 19
p. 4129


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This review explores the colorimetric indicators based on anthocyanin polymer composites fabricated in the last decade, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of their morphological and compositional characteristics and their efficacy in their various application fields. Notably, the structural properties of the developed materials and the effect on their performance will be thoroughly and critically discussed in order to highlight their important role. Finally, yet importantly, the current challenges and the future perspectives of the use of anthocyanins as components of colorimetric indicator platforms will be highlighted, in order to stimulate the exploration of new anthocyanin sources and the in-depth investigation of all the possibilities that they can offer. This can pave the way for the development of high-end materials and the expansion of their use to new application fields.