Special Issue "Cellulose Fibers"


A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Noureddine Abidi
Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Box 45019 Lubbock TX 79409-5019, USA
Website: http://www.pssc.ttu.edu
E-Mail: n.abidi@ttu.edu

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Pedro Fardim
Abo Akad Univ, Lab Fibre & Cellulose Technol, SF-20500 Turku, Finland
Website: http://www.abo.fi/student/en/Content/Document/document/13816
E-Mail: pfardim@abo.fi

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kecheng Li
15 Dineen Dr., P.O. Box 4400, Rm E230, Head Hall, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/engineering/depts/chemical/people/li.html
E-Mail: kecheng@unb.ca
Phone: +506 453 4628
Fax: +506 453 3591

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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.

Dr. Noureddine Abidi
Prof. Dr. Pedro Fardim
Prof. Dr. Kecheng Li
Guest Editors


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  • cotton
  • rayon
  • lyocell
  • viscose
  • cellulose
  • cellulose acetate

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p. 264-274
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Fibers 2014, 2(4), 264-274; doi:10.3390/fib2040264
Received: 22 May 2014; in revised form: 13 August 2014 / Accepted: 20 August 2014 / Published: 29 September 2014
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Fibers 2014, 2(3), 242-254; doi:10.3390/fib2030242
Received: 10 June 2014; in revised form: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 18 July 2014 / Published: 22 August 2014
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Fibers 2014, 2(3), 211-220; doi:10.3390/fib2030211
Received: 7 May 2014; in revised form: 18 June 2014 / Accepted: 26 June 2014 / Published: 14 July 2014
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