Special Issue "Cellulose Based Nanomaterials and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2021).
Interests: cellulose nanocrystals; cellulose nanofibrils; electrospinning; colloids and surfaces; soft matter; food packaging; cement and concrete; composites; drilling muds
Rod-shaped cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) with negatively charged half ester sulfate groups are prepared on an industrial scale by sulfuric acid hydrolysis of cellulose feedstock. Acid hydrolysis removes the amorphous segments of cellulose fibrils and releases homogenous, rod-shaped, defect-free crystallites. When the targeted level of degree of depolymerization is reached, hydrolysis is terminated by rapid dilution and then neutralization of the acid. Other methods, based on carboxylation of cellulose, either by using a 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy (TEMPO) or ammonium persulfate (APS) treatments, are mostly used to produce longer-aspect-ratio cellulose nanofibers (CNFs). Cellulose-based nanomaterials including but not limited to cellulose nanocrystals and cellulose nanofibers have attracted a great deal of attention, because of their surface modification potentials and size-dependent physical properties. They are investigated as promising materials for integration into various materials for a wide range of applications, including composites, biomaterials, sensors, soft electronics, and coatings.
This Special Issue of ‘’Cellulose-Based Nanomaterials and Their Applications’’ will attempt to cover the recent advancements in the applications of cellulose-based nanomaterials.
Prof. Dr. Yaman Boluk
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- cellulose nanocrystals
- cellulose nanofibrils
- soft electronics
- food packaging