Special Issue "Cellulose Chemical Modifications—Towards Sustainable Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018
Cellulose is an abundant and renewable biopolymer, relied upon by nature to provide structure and strength to many organisms. The exquisite secondary structures, resulting from intermolecular interactions amongst polymer chains, provide fibrils and fibres of a range of dimensions, morphologies and stiffness and these can be exploited in many materials applications, from polymer fillers to tuneable hydrogels. Solution processing has been enhanced by the discovery that ionic liquids assist dissolution, leading to further opportunities in blending, compounding and forming of cellulose. Chemical modification of cellulose may be employed to confer specific properties to materials (surfaces and bulk), to render cellulose compatible with other polymers, or provide anchoring points for ligands or active agents, greatly widening opportunities for use cellulose based materials.
This Special Issue is devoted to providing an overview of recent developments in the chemical modification of cellulose to enhance materials properties, particularly with a view to developing more sustainable materials, i.e., where the chemistry used is ‘green’ and the product ‘environmentally friendly’.
Dr. Janet L. Scott
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- Chemical modification
- Green chemistry
- Sustainable materials