Special Issue "Advances in Functionalization of Lignocellulosic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016)
Dr. Susana C. M. Fernandes
The applications of lignocelulosic materials for the elaboration of materials have been widely studied during the last few decades. Lignocelulosic materials, e.g., cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin, have been functionalized in order to improve their compatibility with other (bio)polymers to fabricate (nano)composite materials, or to add new functionalities, namely antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. The high hydrophilic nature of the lignocelulosic materials adversely affects their compatibility with hydrophobic matrices and it may cause a loss of bond strength, even with hydrophilic polymers. Surface modification of the fibers reduces their hydrophilicity and improves the fiber-matrix adhesion in composites. On the other hand, the functionalization of the lignocelulosic materials with (bio)active molecules or nanoparticles introduce new original properties to the final materials. The development of advanced fuctionalization of lignocellulosic materials to tailor the surface properties of the materials open the door to the development of new applications in different fields (bionancomposites, membranes, medical aplications, etc.) and meet the market requirements.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Jalel Labidi
Dr. Susana C. M. Fernandes
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- lignocellulosic materials
- surface properties