Special Issue "Advanced Cellulose-Based Materials: From Nanoparticles to Complex Structures and Composites"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 4588
Interests: biopolymers; medical textiles; modification and compounding of nanocellulose of bacterial and plant origin; microstructure; scaffolds; membranes; biomaterials for medicine; composite membranes for fuel cells
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Along with its supreme presence in Nature, cellulose holds versatile and renewable engineering material attributes that have gained momentum in many technological areas. The polymeric structure of cellulose consists of glucopyranose monomers, linearly polymerized by β-1,4-glycosidic linkages to varying degrees of polymerization among different origins. Its nano-forms (nanocrystals, nanofibrils) are types of intermediate products, obtained either by bottom-up bio-synthetic approaches (e.g., bacteria- or fungi-mediated fermentation) or top-down chemical and mechanical disintegration approaches applied to plants and trees. In both cases, the resulting nanocellulose delivers distinctive, well-documented features, making it a highly unique material family with an immense research portfolio.
Vast research enthusiasm is needed to unlock cellulose’s full potential as a sustainable building block to deliver materials surpassing the performance of its synthetic counterparts.
This Special Issue aims to attract publications with recent theoretical and experimental findings related to cellulose and nanocellulose isolation (top-down) or bio-processing (bottom-up), as well as its future manipulation in terms of selective modification, mixing, shaping and compounding with other non-cellulosic components in light of more demanding application niches. We welcome the submission of research and review papers delivering new data and collecting and critically commenting on recent publications, giving the future perspective in this attractive research area.
Dr. Selestina Gorgieva
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- nanocellulose: processing, modification and compounding
- applications: technical, medical, etc.
- sustainability and recyclability of cellulose-containing composites