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Special Issue "Nanocellulose: Recent Advances and Green Applications"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Nanoscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 112

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Tridung Ngo
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7, Canada
2. InnoTech Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6N 1E4, Canada
Interests: polymer; biopolymer; composite; composites design; biocomposite; nanocomposite; smart materials; additive manufacturing; celluloses; fiber; nanocelluloses; lignin; carbon-based materials; formulation; process optimization; performance; economic feasibility studies; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnology is a rapidly evolving technology; science, engineering and technology have merged to bring nanoscale materials that much closer to reality. Nanotechnology has demonstrated the potential to improve and diversify forest-based products for new cellulosic-based applications with different properties. Through nanotechnology, top-down approaches such as chemical, physical, biological, mechanical or combinations of each of them, bulk cellulose have been used to generate cellulose at the nanoscale: so-called nanocelluloses, such as cellulose nanofibrils and cellulose nanocrystals.

After appropriate conversion and extraction technologies as well as modification and characterization, nanocelluloses have their intriguing properties, such as their high strength and stiffness combined with low weight, biodegradability and renewability, low thermal expansion, low toxicity, low cost. There is a great opportunity for nanocellulose, but there are several challenges which need to be addressed. This Special Issue, “Nanocellulose: Recent Advances and Green Applications”, aims to meet the challenge associated with the synthesis, properties, modification, application and development of nanocellulose, and gather knowledge of original research and review articles in this field.

Dr. Tridung Ngo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanocellulose
  • biomass
  • synthesis
  • modification
  • production
  • current uses and potential applications

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