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Water-Soluble Chitosan-derived Sustainable Materials: Towards Filaments, Aerogels, Microspheres, and Plastics

Abstract

Bioinspired materials have aroused great interest as their inherent biocompatible and structural characteristics have given rise to sustainable applications. In this work, we have reported the phase and morphology transformation of chitosan from crystalline nanofibrils into amorphous sheets to fabricate sustainable materials. Acetylation-induced aqueous dissolution of native chitosan nanofibrils affords water-soluble chitosan that is a biopolymeric liquid. Water-soluble chitosan macromolecules self-aggregate into amorphous sheets on solidification, presenting an interesting way to inspire new structures of chitosan assemblies. Through control over gelation, lyophilization, self-assembled confinement of water-soluble chitosan, we have fabricated novel chitosan materials including filaments, aerogels, microspheres, and plastics promising for sustainable uses.

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2017, accepted on 08 Sep 2017 and first published on 08 Sep 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01292F
Citation: Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Water-Soluble Chitosan-derived Sustainable Materials: Towards Filaments, Aerogels, Microspheres, and Plastics

    T. Nguyen, N. T. Dang, T. T.L. Chau, H. V. Duong, H. T. Le, T. V.T. Tran, T. Q. Le, T. P. Vu, N. D. Cuong and L. V. Nguyen, Soft Matter, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01292F

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