Surface modification of nanocellulose films

Maria Soledad Peresin, Karri Kammiovirta, Jari Vartiainen, Harri Setälä, M. Österberg, L.-S. Johansson, Tekla Tammelin

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The unique properties of nanofibrillated cellulose make it a strong candidate for many applications such as composites, construction, porous and functional materials, among others. Most of these applications require chemical modification, either to achieve better compatibility with the matrix or to provide resistance to ambient conditions; case in which might be preferable to directly modify the surface of nanocellulose films. During film formation, accumulations of airborne contamination on the film surface are likely to hamper potential sites for chemical reaction. Thus, an effective activation of the surface is essential in order to achieve desired levels of modification. In this paper, a strategy to control and enhance the reactivity of nanocellulose film surfaces is discussed. The success of such surface activation is demonstrated by surface modification and analyzed using a set of surface sensitive methods such as atomic force microscopy, contact angle measurements and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Abstracts of papers of the American Chemical Society
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 7 Apr 201311 Apr 2013
Conference number: 245

Publication series

SeriesAbstracts of Papers: The American Chemical Society


Conference245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans

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