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Self-Assembly of Colloidal Nanocomposite Hydrogels Using 1D Cellulose Nanocrystals and 2D Exfoliated Organoclay Layers

Centre for Organized Matter for Chemistry and Centre for Protolife Research, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS, UK
Denso Corporation, 1-1, Showa-cho, Kariya, Aichi 448-8661, Japan
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Academic Editor: Dirk Kuckling
Received: 12 December 2016 / Revised: 13 March 2017 / Accepted: 13 March 2017 / Published: 17 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stimuli-Responsive Gels)
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Stimuli-responsive colloidal nanocomposite hydrogels are prepared by exploiting non-covalent interactions between anionic cellulose nanocrystals and polycationic delaminated sheets of aminopropyl-functionalized magnesium phyllosilicate clays. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellulose nanocrystals; organoclay; nanocomposite hydrogels cellulose nanocrystals; organoclay; nanocomposite hydrogels

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Okamoto, T.; Patil, A.J.; Nissinen, T.; Mann, S. Self-Assembly of Colloidal Nanocomposite Hydrogels Using 1D Cellulose Nanocrystals and 2D Exfoliated Organoclay Layers. Gels 2017, 3, 11.

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