Cellulose Aerogels: Synthesis, Applications, and Prospects
AbstractDue to its excellent performance, aerogel is considered to be an especially promising new material. Cellulose is a renewable and biodegradable natural polymer. Aerogel prepared using cellulose has the renewability, biocompatibility, and biodegradability of cellulose, while also having other advantages, such as low density, high porosity, and a large specific surface area. Thus, it can be applied for many purposes in the areas of adsorption and oil/water separation, thermal insulation, and biomedical applications, as well as many other fields. There are three types of cellulose aerogels: natural cellulose aerogels (nanocellulose aerogels and bacterial cellulose aerogels), regenerated cellulose aerogels, and aerogels made from cellulose derivatives. In this paper, more than 200 articles were reviewed to summarize the properties of these three types of cellulose aerogels, as well as the technologies used in their preparation, such as the sol–gel process and gel drying. In addition, the applications of different types of cellulose aerogels were also introduced. View Full-Text
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Long, L.-Y.; Weng, Y.-X.; Wang, Y.-Z. Cellulose Aerogels: Synthesis, Applications, and Prospects. Polymers 2018, 10, 623.
Long L-Y, Weng Y-X, Wang Y-Z. Cellulose Aerogels: Synthesis, Applications, and Prospects. Polymers. 2018; 10(6):623.Chicago/Turabian Style
Long, Lin-Yu; Weng, Yun-Xuan; Wang, Yu-Zhong. 2018. "Cellulose Aerogels: Synthesis, Applications, and Prospects." Polymers 10, no. 6: 623.
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