Native Cellulose: Structure, Characterization and Thermal Properties
AbstractIn this work, the relationship between cellulose crystallinity, the influence of extractive content on lignocellulosic fiber degradation, the correlation between chemical composition and the physical properties of ten types of natural fibers were investigated by FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetry techniques. The results showed that higher extractive contents associated with lower crystallinity and lower cellulose crystallite size can accelerate the degradation process and reduce the thermal stability of the lignocellulosic fibers studied. On the other hand, the thermal decomposition of natural fibers is shifted to higher temperatures with increasing the cellulose crystallinity and crystallite size. These results indicated that the cellulose crystallite size affects the thermal degradation temperature of natural fibers. This study showed that through the methods used, previous information about the structure and properties of lignocellulosic fibers can be obtained before use in composite formulations. View Full-Text
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Poletto, M.; Ornaghi, H.L., Júnior; Zattera, A.J. Native Cellulose: Structure, Characterization and Thermal Properties. Materials 2014, 7, 6105-6119.
Poletto M, Ornaghi HL, Júnior, Zattera AJ. Native Cellulose: Structure, Characterization and Thermal Properties. Materials. 2014; 7(9):6105-6119.Chicago/Turabian Style
Poletto, Matheus; Ornaghi, Heitor L., Júnior; Zattera, Ademir J. 2014. "Native Cellulose: Structure, Characterization and Thermal Properties." Materials 7, no. 9: 6105-6119.