Special Issue "Advances in Cellulosic Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pascoal Neto
Dr. Armando Silvestre
CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: sustainable extraction and upgrading of added-value compounds from biomass addressing mainly bioactive compounds through the use benign solvents; new biobased polymers derived from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid; new funtional (nano)composite materials and biomaterials based on biopolymers and cellulose (nano)fibers
Cellulose, due to its natural abundance and unique properties, is undoubtedly one of the most promising renewable raw materials for the large scale production of chemicals, fuels, and materials in a biobased economy. The unique features of cellulose fibers make them one of the most promising resources for the development of a wide range of sustainable and functional materials, with applications such as composites, transparent films, biomedical devices and products packaging, organic electronics, special papers, among many others. In this sense, this special issue is aimed at reporting the most recent developments on cellulose based materials; covering all forms of cellulose, namely plant cellulose, cellulose whiskers, nanofibrillated and bacterial cellulose, as well as the relevant processing techniques (including fiber modification) to produce new and innovative composite (nano)materials, characterization techniques, properties and applications.
For this special issue we will invite authors to publish research articles or comprehensive reviews on the topics referred above.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pascoal Neto
Prof. Dr. Armando J. D. Silvestre
Dr. Carmen S. R. Freire
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