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Cellulose modification by polymer grafting: a review

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This critical review is concerned with the recent advances in graft polymerisation techniques involving cellulose and its derivatives. It summarises some of the features of cellulose structure and cellulose reactivity. Also described are the various techniques for grafting synthetic polymers from the cellulosic substrate. In addition to the traditional grafting techniques, we highlight the recent developments in polymer synthesis that allow increased control over the grafting process and permit the production of functional celluloses that possess improved physical properties and chemical properties (189 references).

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The article was received on 25 Sep 2008 and first published on 01 May 2009

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B808639G
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 2046-2064

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    Cellulose modification by polymer grafting: a review

    D. Roy, M. Semsarilar, J. T. Guthrie and S. Perrier, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 2046
    DOI: 10.1039/B808639G

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