Cellulose Nanocrystals: Advances in Research and Applications


Orlene Croteau (Editor)

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

In this collection, the authors begin by presenting recent progress and preparation of cellulose nanocrystals. Additionally, different applications of cellulose nanocrystals as polymeric scaffold material, reinforcement fillers, rheology modifiers, and in electronics are reviewed and discussed.

Also provided are detailed descriptions on: cellulose nanocrystals isolation methods, characterization, and properties; current and future trends in terms of development of cellulose nanocrystals for various applications; concluding remarks on cellulose nanocrystals major uses in advanced engineering applications.

In view of the rising interdisciplinary research being carried out on cellulose nanocrystals, the authors assemble the knowledge available about the chemical structure, sources, physical and chemical procedures for the isolation of cellulose nanocrystals.

In closing, this book gives a brief, up-to-date introductory review on cellulose nanocrystals synthesis, up research in polymer-based cellulose nanocrystals nanocomposites, and their applications and challenges.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cellulose Nanocrystals – Sources, Preparation, and Applications: Research Advances
(Sanjit Acharya, Shaida Rumi Sultana, Prakash Parajuli and Noureddine Abidi, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US)

Chapter 2. Review On: Current Research Applications of Cellulose Nanocrystals, Its Sources, Fabrication Methods, and Properties
(Le Van Hai, Narayanan Srikanth, Ruth M. Muthoka and Jaehwan Kim, CRC for Nanocellulose Future composites., Inha University, Incheon City, Republic of Korea, and others)

Chapter 3. Cellulose Nanocrystals from Bioresources and Their Applications
(Sarthak Sharma and Avnesh Kumari, Nanobiology lab, Biotechnology Division, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Cellulose Nanocrystals and Its Application in Polymer Nanocomposite for Drug Delivery
(Jonathan Tersur Orasugh, Swapan Kumar Ghosh and Dipankar Chattopadhyay, Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India, and others)


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