Liquid Crystals from Cellulosic Materials and Their Applications

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Liquid Crystals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 176

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1. Department of Chemistry, NOVA School of Science and Technology, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
2. CENIMAT|i3N, Department of Materials Science, School of Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
3. iBET—Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Apartado 12, 2780-901 Oeiras, Portugal
Interests: cellulose; membranes; active materials; liquid crystals; nature-inspired; fibers
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1. Physics Department, Lisbon Superior Institute of Engineering, Rua Conselheiro Emídio Navarro, 1, 1959-007 Lisboa, Portugal
2. i3N, CENIMAT, Materials Science Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: liquid crystals; liquid crystals applications; polymeric materials; liquid crystalline polymers; cellulosic materials and derivatives; cellulosic liquid crystals; solid state NMR; Rheo-NMR; electro-optical properties; anisotropic mechanical properties; mechano-optical properties
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CENIMAT|I3N, Materials Science Department, NOVA School of Science and Technology, SST NOVA, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: bioelectronics; functional fibers; e-textiles; smart fabrics; sustainable materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue entitled “Liquid Crystals from Cellulosic Materials and Their Applications” delves into the interdisciplinary realm of liquid crystals derived from cellulosic materials, exploring their unique properties and diverse applications. This issue will explore the synthesis and characterization of liquid crystals that originate from cellulose, highlighting the sustainable and renewable nature of these materials.

Insights into the molecular structure and behaviour of cellulose-derived liquid crystals as well as their potential in various applications are expected.

This Special Issue will also highlight the applications of these liquid crystals across different fields, namely in responsive materials, smart devices, and added functional materials.

This Special Issue aims to contribute significantly to enrich collective knowledge in the liquid crystal field, with a commitment to sustainability. 

We would be delighted to feature your work and hope you will contribute an original research article/review or a less time-consuming mini-review/perspective.

Dr. Ana Almeida
Prof. Dr. Pedro De Almeida
Dr. Ana Catarina Baptista
Guest Editors

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  • liquid crystal
  • cellulose
  • responsive
  • smart devices

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