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Title: High performance green barriers based on nanocellulose

Author: Nair, Sandeep S; Zhu, JY; Deng, Yulin; Ragauskas, Arthur J;

Date: 2014

Source: Sustainable Chemical Processes Volume 2, Number 23, 2014; 7 p.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: With the increasing environmental concerns such as sustainability and end-of-life disposal challenges, materials derived from renewable resources such as nanocellulose have been strongly advocated as potential replacements for packaging materials. Nanocellulose can be extracted from various plant resources through mechanical and chemical ways. Nanocellulose with its nanoscale dimensions, high crystalline nature, and the ability to form hydrogen bonds resulting in strong network makes it very hard for the molecules to pass through, suggesting excellent barrier properties associated with films made from these material. This review paper aim to summarize the recent developments in various barrier films based on nanocellulose with special focus on oxygen and water vapor barrier properties.

Keywords: Green barriers, Nanocellulose, Cellulose nanofibrils, Cellulose nanocrystals

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Nair, Sandeep S; Zhu, JY; Deng, Yulin; Ragauskas, Arthur J 2014. High performance green barriers based on nanocellulose. Sustainable Chemical Processes Volume 2, Number 23, 2014; 7 p.


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