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Preparation and characteristics of cellulose nanowhisker reinforced acrylic foams synthesized by freeze-casting

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Abstract

Directional freeze-casting of acrylic latex with a cellulose nanowhisker (CNW) suspension was investigated as a novel technique for preparing an acrylic-based nanocomposite foam. Compared with the control acrylic foam, the nanocomposites showed significantly improved mechanical and thermal properties, which were mainly due to the oriented and continuous channel architectures and high functionality of CNWs.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and characteristics of cellulose nanowhisker reinforced acrylic foams synthesized by freeze-casting

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The article was received on 13 Dec 2013, accepted on 12 Feb 2014 and first published on 27 Feb 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47621A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 12148-12153
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    Preparation and characteristics of cellulose nanowhisker reinforced acrylic foams synthesized by freeze-casting

    Z. Xu, Q. Sun, F. Huang, Y. Pu, S. Pan and A. J. Ragauskas, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 12148
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47621A

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