Special Issue "Cellulose Fibers"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2014
Dr. Noureddine Abidi
Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Box 45019 Lubbock TX 79409-5019, USA
Cellulose is obtained from cotton, wood, and other plants. Cellulose is natural cellulose macromolecules with repeating anhydroglucose units (b(1-4)D glcuopyrranose). On each unit, there are three available hydroxyl groups. These hydroxyl groups serve as sites for water molecules absorption by establishing many hydrogen bonds with the cellulose macromolecules. Cotton fibers are composed of 95% cellulose. After scouring and bleaching, cotton fibers are composed 100% of cellulose. The degree of polymerization of cellulose in cotton fibers varies between 8,000 and 15,000. Cotton fibers are directly spun into yarn and then woven or knitted fabrics are made. Wood contains about 40-50% cellulose. Cellulose from wood is converted to fibers through different chemical processes. Rayon, cellulose acetate, cellulose acetate, and lyocell are the major commercial fibers manufactured. The objective of this special issue is to focus on the main cellulose fibers: cotton, rayon (viscose), cellulose acetate, cellulose triacetate, and lyocell. Original research as well as review papers are invited for this special issue.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fibers is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- cellulose acetate
Last update: 17 January 2014