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Title: Recent Developments in Cellulose Nanomaterial Composites

Source: Advanced Materials

Author(s)Clarkson, Caitlyn M.; El Awad Azrak, Sami M.; Forti, Endrina S.; Schueneman, Gregory T.; Moon, Robert J.; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.

Publication Year: 2020  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Cellulose nanomaterials (CNMs) are a class of materials that have recently garnered attention in felds as varied as structural materials, biomaterials, rheology modifers, construction, paper enhancement, and others. As the principal structural reinforcement of biomass giving wood its mechanical properties, CNM is strong and stif, but also nontoxic, biodegradable, and sustainable with a very large (Gton yr−1 ) source. Unfortunately, due to the relatively young nature of the feld and inherent incompatibility of CNM with most man-made materials in use today, research has tended to be more basic-science oriented rather than commercially applicable, so there are few CNM-enabled products on the market today. Herein, eforts are presented for preparing and forming cellulose nanomaterial nanocomposites. The focus is on recent eforts attempting to mitigate common impediments to practical commercialization but is also placed in context with traditional eforts. The work is presented in terms of the progress made, and still to be made, on solving the most pressing challenges—getting properties that are competitive with currently used materials, removing organic solvent, solving the inherent incompatibility between CNM and polymers of interest, and incorporation into commonly used industrial processing techniques.

Keywords: cellulose nanomaterials; nanocomposites; cellulose nanocrystals; cellulose nanofibrils; processing

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 2,048 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/15/2021

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RITS Product ID: 10125
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Moon, Robert J.
Materials Research Engineer
Schueneman, Gregory
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer

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