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Bioinspired stiff and flexible composites of nanocellulose-reinforced amorphous CaCO3

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Abstract

Stiff yet flexible and strong transparent film materials mimicking the structure of crustacean exoskeletons were obtained from calcium carbonate and cellulose. These biobased materials have the composite structure of a three-dimensional nanoscale network of surface-carboxylated crystalline cellulose incorporated into an amorphous inorganic-based hybrid matrix of nanosegregated calcium carbonate and acidic polymers.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired stiff and flexible composites of nanocellulose-reinforced amorphous CaCO3

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Submitted
17 Nov 2013
Accepted
21 Jan 2014
First published
21 Jan 2014

Mater. Horiz., 2014,1, 321-325
Article type
Communication

Bioinspired stiff and flexible composites of nanocellulose-reinforced amorphous CaCO3

T. Saito, Y. Oaki, T. Nishimura, A. Isogai and T. Kato, Mater. Horiz., 2014, 1, 321
DOI: 10.1039/C3MH00134B

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