Special Issue "Emerging Applications of Cellulose Nanocrystal and Its Composites"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
Prof. Dr. John H. T. Luong
Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility, University College Cork, College Road, Cork, Ireland
Interests: chemical/physical synthesis; laser ablation; surface chemistry; bioconjugation; biosensing; immunoassays; DNA; aptamers
Cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) or nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), a rod-shaped nanoscale material with exceptional strength and physicochemical properties, can be prepared from inexpensive and abundant biomass and biomass waste. This emerging green material has attracted a significant amount of research, industrial activity, and media attention over the last 5–10 years.
NCC has traditionally been prepared by acid hydrolysis, but greener approaches have emerged for the synthesis of this fascinating material. NCC exhibits low toxicity and poses no serious environmental concerns. NCC can be chemically modified to form nanocomposites with polymers, nanoparticles, and other nanomaterials towards the development of over 20 potential large-scale applications.
This Special Issue covers a broad spectrum of emerging NCC bioapplications related to enzyme/protein immobilization, bioimaging, biosensing, immunoassays, antimicrobial properties, medical materials, green catalysis, waste removal, drug formulation, and controlled drug delivery. This peer-reviewed open access forum also considers review papers that update novel chemical functionalities and optical properties of pristine and modified NCC and their nanocomposites.
Prof. Dr. John H.T. Luong
Dr. Sandeep Kumar Vashist
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- nanocrystalline cellulose
- physio-chemical properties