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Special Issue "Nanocelluloses: Synthesis, Modification and Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Chemistry, Milan, Italy
Interests: Recovery of cellulose from natural and industrial waste for the synthesis of artificial fibers; Nanocellulose: preparation and modification; Preparation of hybrid organic-inorganic nanoparticles for biomedical applications; Preparation of polymeric materials from natural and synthetic fibers for sanitary and environmental applications.
Nanocelluloses (NCs), namely cellulose-based materials with peculiar physicochemical properties, appear as a new research, offering a wide range of specific applications, quite different from those of cellulose. NC structure, properties, and nanocomposites and NCs have been defined as a new family of nature-based materials. The approach to provide NCs is intimately correlated to the NC source. NC recovery from waste materials is a concrete opportunity to take advantage of cellulose-containing wastes and to enhance them.
Another nanocellulose that has been studied in recent years, and that is prepared by biotechnology, is bacterial nanocellulose (BNC), a nanofibrilar polymer produced by strains such as Gluconacetobacter xylinus. BNC cannot be ignored by researchers interested in nanocellulose due to its unique properties, such as chemical purity, biocompatibility, inertness and non-toxicity, biofunctionality and hypoalergenicity, good mechanical strength, high absorbency, and the possibility of forming any shape and size.
We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions in the forms of reviews, communications, and academic articles.
Prof. Dr. Elena Vismara
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- waste recovery
- nanocellulose composites
- bacterial nanocellulose
- industrial applications of nanocellulose
- biomedical applications of bacterial nanocellulose