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Nanocellulose-Based Materials: Structure, Properties and Applications

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2022) | Viewed by 484

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1. Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, via Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milano, Italy;
2. Raw Material Laboratory, Pirelli Tyre S.p.a., Viale Piero e Alberto Pirelli, 25 - 20126 Milano, Italy
Interests: chemical modification of synthetic and natural polymers; nanocellulose and its applications; functionalization of sp2 carbon allotropes and silica; innovative composite materials; green chemistry

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Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Via Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milan, Italy
Interests: nanocellulose and its application; preparation of hybrid organic–inorganic nanoparticles for biomedical applications; synthesis of carbohydrate derivatives with antimetastatic properties; polymeric materials from natural and synthetic fibers for sanitary and environmental applications; recovery of cellulose from natural and industrial waste for the synthesis of artificial fibers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For centuries, the usage of non-renewable materials has monopolized the development of research in almost every field. Nowadays, one of the most urgent responsibilities of our society is the replacement of such materials with sustainable alternatives. The challenge is to find suitable substitutes able to preserve or, ideally, improve the intrinsic properties of in-use substances.

In the last decades, the growing interest towards nanocellulose-based materials has demonstrated they are appropriate and reliable options. In fact, their unique physicochemical, mechanical, and optical properties; biocompatibility and biodegradability; and, also, the easy availability and the low price have led to these versatile materials being used to cover a wide range of applications, such as in biomedical devices, as conductive materials for energy storage, as ecofriendly fillers for innovative composites, as thin films for packaging, and many more.

In addition, nanocellulose-based materials have a peculiar surface reactivity which could be used to further enhance their abovementioned characteristics.

This Special Issue will be focused on innovative modifications and novel applications of nanocellulose-based materials. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome.

I am looking forward to reading your manuscripts!

Dr. Andrea Bernardi
Prof. Elena Vismara
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  • nanocellulose-based materials
  • chemical modification
  • physicochemical properties
  • mechanical properties
  • innovative composites
  • original applications

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