A mini-review on properties of nanocrystalline cellulose and its potential applications

Maria Soledad Peresin

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Abstract

This work compiles a revision of the more relevant work done on the field of nanocrystalline cellulose (CNC). Including manufacture methods and a variety of material sources for its production, CNC properties and their effect on selected applications are presented. Several approaches on CNC surface modification are discussed, as a tool towards enhanced performance in relevant applications. Finally, self-assembly of CNC behaviour is discussed, together with its implications on rheology and stability of CNC dispersions, as well as optical properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-73
JournalRevista Investigaciones Aplicadas
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Keywords

  • Nanocellulose
  • nanocrystals
  • whiskers
  • nanowhiskers

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