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Title: Comparative study of cellulose nanofibrils Disintegrated from different Approaches

Source: In Proceedings of Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites: Wood Fiber, Natural Fibers, and Nanocellulose, May 6-7, 2013, Milwaukee, WI; 2013; 3 p.

Author(s)Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Zhu, J.Y.; Cai, Zhiyong; Wu, Yiqiang

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-1B   FPL-4709-2B

Abstract: The use of renewable materials has received a great deal of attention over the last several decades due to the environmental impact and finite resources of petroleum and other non-renewable resources. Cellulose nanofibrils are a type of nanomaterial made from natural resources like wood and non-wood plants, and they are considering promising alternative to existing materials in numerous fields (Eichhorn et al., 2010). There are essentially four types of cellulose nanomaterials, including bacterial cellulose nanofibers, electrospun cellulose nanofibers, cellulose nanocrystals, and cellulose nanofibrils (Gardner et al., 2008). Among these fibers, the latter two are extracted from natural fibers chemically and/or mechanically, and are of great potential given the available resources and viability of processing them as well as their performance.

Keywords: Cellulose nanofibrils; enzymatic hydrolysis; mechanical properties; cellulose nanocrystals

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 376 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/28/2013

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RITS Product ID: 64330
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer
Sabo, Ronald C.
Research Materials Engineer
Zhu, JunYong
Research General Engineer

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