Special Issue "Nanocelluloses: Synthesis, Modification and Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019) | Viewed by 35747
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: nanocellulose and its application; preparation of hybrid organic–inorganic nanoparticles for biomedical applications; synthesis of carbohydrate derivatives with antimetastatic properties; polymeric materials from natural and synthetic fibers for sanitary and environmental applications; recovery of cellulose from natural and industrial waste for the synthesis of artificial fibers
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Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Cellulose Nanocrystals
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