Nanocellulose, Cellulose Nanofibers and Cellulose Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Applications

Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal (Editor)
Polymer and Textiles Research Lab, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000




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Nanocellulose, due to its nanosize, offers a large surface area with new functionalities. These open a wide range of possible properties, as well as smart applications, in many fields. The growing interest in renewability, biocompatibility, biodegradability, and unsurpassed physical and chemical properties of nanocellulose has resulted in increased academic and industrial interests towards development of nanocellulose-based materials and cellulose nanocomposites. However, there are still some issues to overcome, and the main challenges in the field are related to efficient preparation and isolation of nanosize cellulosic materials from their natural sources.

This book reviews some vital issues and topics concerning the latest scientific and technological advances in nanocellulose, cellulose nanofibers and cellulose nanocomposites. Some subjects included are nanocellulose, covering synthesis, characterization and applications of nanocellulose, extraction of nanocellulose from natural sources and synthesis of bacterial nanocellulose for medical applications. Cellulose nanofibers are devoted to advances in production, derivatization and utilization of micro- and nanofibrillated cellulose. Cellulose nanocomposites, covering the production and characterization for smart applications of cellulose-based nanocomposite, cellulose composite-based electrospun nanofibers for high-tech applications and the application of peptide-nanocellulose as a biosensor for human neutrophil elastase are also discussed.

This book will provide an essential source of information to readers in the exploration of possible applications of nanocellulose in the above-mentioned fields. Let us hope that it also will help in the generation of new ideas for new applications and product development. A book like this, covering the above-mentioned vital issues and topics, should be useful to chemists, scientists, research scholars, polymer engineers and researchers in the industry.
(Imprint: Nova)

Chapter 1
Nanocellulose: Synthesis and Application
(Ali Jebali, Seyedhossein Hekmatimoghaddam, Iraj Rezapour and Aliasghar Behzadi, Department of Laboratory Sciences, School of Paramedicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran)

Chapter 2
Nanocellulose: Production and Properties
(Jorge A. V. Cock, Jean-Luc Putaux, Marlon A. O. Delgado, Cristina I. C. Herazo, Piedad G. Rojo and Robin Z. Gallego, Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad
Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia, and others)

Chapter 3
Extraction of Cellulose Nanocrystals from Natural Fibers and Their Composites for Biomedical Applications
(M. Saifur Rahaman, Jahid M. M. Islam, Abdullah Al-Jubayer, A. H. Mostofa Kamal, Mubarak A. Khan and Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal, Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and others)

Chapter 4
Extraction of Nanocellulose from Natural Sources: Potential Applications in a Nanocomposite Approach
(Debora Puglia, Elena Fortunati, Luigi Torre and Jose M. Kenny, University of Perugia, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Materials Engineering Center, UdR INSTM, Terni, Italy)

Chapter 5
Bacterial Cellulose Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications
(Johnsy George, Shanmugham N. Sabapathi, Karna V. Ramana and Siddaramaiah, Defence Food Research laboratory, Siddarthanagar, Mysore, Karnataka state, India, and others)

Chapter 6
Potential of Bacterial Nanocellulose for Wound Dressings
(Genqiang Chen, Lin Chen and Feng Hong, Group of Microbiological Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Donghua University, Shanghai, PR China, and others)

Chapter 7
Microwave and Ultrasound Assisted Degradation of Cellulose and Isolation Processes of Cellulose Nanocrystals
(Alojz Anžlovar, Majda Žigon and Ema Žagar, Laboratory for Polymer Chemistry and Technology, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 8
Electrospinning of Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives
(Ali A. Merati and Najmeh Moazeni, Advanced Textile Materials and Technology Research Institute (ATMT), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)

Chapter 9
Advances in Bacterial Cellulose Nanofibers: From Production to Utilization
(Minakshi Goyat and Yaser Dahman, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 10
Active Bio-based Packaging: Toward Nanofibrillated Cellulose Applications
(Nathalie Lavoine and Julien Bras, Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science and Graphic Arts, Saint-Martin d'Hères Cedex, France)

Chapter 11
Bagasse as an Important Promising Agricultural Residue for Nanofibrillated Cellulose: A Valorization Strategy
(Seyed R. D. Petroudy, Department of Cellulose and Paper Technology, Zirab Science and Technology Park, Faculty of New Technologies and Energy Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran)

Chapter 12
Application of Nanofibrillated Cellulose for Papermaking
(Pejman R. Charani and Mohammad H. Moradian, Department of Wood and Paper science and Technology, Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology, Behbahan, Iran)

Chapter 13
Cellulose Nanofibers in Adhesive Application
(Hyun-Joong Kim, Jackapon Sunthornvarabhas and Ji-Won Park, Lab. of Adhesion & Bio-Composites, Program in Environmental Materials Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, and others)

Chapter 14
Bionanocomposites Based on Biopolymers and Nanocellulose
(Aitor Arbelaiz, Gurutz Mondragon, Ander Orue, Cristina Peña and Arantxa Eceiza, „Materials + Technologies‟ Group, Dpto. Ingeniería Química y M. Ambiente, Escuela Politécnica, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain)

Chapter 15
Polyurethane Bionanocomposites as Stimuli-Responsive Smart Materials
(Ainara Saralegi, María Á. Corcuera and Arantxa Eceiza, Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering (LSRE)-Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus Santa Apolónia Ap., Bragança, Portugal)

Chapter 16
Synthesis of Quantum Dot Doped Electrospun Cellulose and Other Polymer Based-nanocomposites and Their Applications
(Shah M. R. Billah, CCIRA UK Limited, UK, Department of Chemistry, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, UK, School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels TD1 3HF, UK)

Chapter 17
Synthesis of Photochromic Dye Doped Cellulose Composite Based Electrospun Nanofibres for High-tech Applications
(Shah M. R. Billah, CCIRA UK Limited, UK, Department of Chemistry, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, UK, School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels TD1 3HF, UK)

Chapter 18
Nanophased Cellulose-Based Structural Composites
(Mohammad K. Hossain and Shamim A. Begum, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, USA, and others)

Chapter 19
Hybrids Materials based on Bacterial Cellulose for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Applications
(Jéssica A. Marins and Bluma G. Soares, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro/ Instituto de Macromoléculas - Centro de Tecnologia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)

Chapter 20
Synthesis and Assessment of Peptide-Nanocellulosic Biosensors
(Krystal R. Fontenot, J. Vincent Edwards, Nicolette Prevost, Sunghyun Nam, Monica Concha and Brian Condon, Southern Regional Research Center, USDA, New Orleans, LA, USA)
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Chapter 21
Nanofinishing of Cotton Fabrics
(Narayanan gokarneshan, Palanisamy Gopalakrishnan and Ballad Jeyanthi, NIFT TEA College of knitwear fashion, Tirupur, India, and others)


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