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Cellulose Nanoparticles: Chemistry and Fundamentals Editors: Vijay Kumar Thakur, Elisabete Frollini, Janet Scott

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Cellulose nanoparticles (CNP) are a class of bio-based nanoscale materials, which are of interest due to their unique structural features and properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, and renewability. They are promising candidates for applications including in biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, electronics, barrier films, nanocomposites, membranes, and supercapacitors. New resources, extraction procedures and treatments are currently under development to satisfy increasing demands for cost-effective and sustainable methods of manufacturing new types of cellulose nanoparticle-based materials on an industrial scale.

Cellulose Nanoparticles: Chemistry and Fundamentals

covers the synthesis, characterization and processing of cellulose nanomaterials.  It aims to address the recent progress in the production methodologies for cellulose nanoparticles, covering principal cellulose resources and the main processes used for isolation. Chapters cover the preparation and characterisation of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrils. Together with Volume 2, these books form a useful reference work for graduate students and researchers in chemistry, materials science, nanoscience and green nanotechnology.

Book content

  • Hairy Cellulose Nanocrystals: Chemistry and Fundamentals
  • Cellulose Nanoparticles Based Functional Materials: Chemistry and Fundamentals
  • Cellulose Nanoparticles: Fundamentals
  • Characterization of Cellulose Nanoparticles
  • Cellulose Nanoparticles: Extractions
  • Nanocellulose: Extraction, Surface Functionalization and Potential Applications
  • Engineering and Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanoparticles and Their Characterization
  • Thermal Characterization of Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Advanced Materials
  • Spectroscopic Characterization of Cellulose Nanoparticles
  • Cellulose Nanoparticles Enhanced Green Composites
  • Additive Manufacturing of Nanocellulose Based Soft Composite Materials For Advanced Applications
  • Scattering Studies of Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Advanced Materials
  • Rheological Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystal Stabilized Emulsions
  • CNP Based Coatings: Chemistry
  • Assembly of Cellulose Nanoparticles
  • Smart Wood-Like Materials Based On Ligno-Cellulose Nanoparticles
  • Cellulose Nanoparticle Derived Films
  • "Smart" Materials Based on Cellulose Nanoparticles
  • Agro-Cellulose Based Carbon Nanotubes
  • Cellulose Based Bio-Nanocomposites: Structure and Chemistry
  • Nanocellulose Based Hydrogels and Their Applications
  • Nanocellulose-Based Aerogels: Preparation, Properties and Applications
  • Safety and Environmental Aspect of Cellulose Nanoparticles

The print version of this book is planned for release on 05 July 2021. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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Prior to commencing at Cranfield University, Dr Thakur worked as a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, US. He was also a Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. Dr Thakur has published more than 120 SCI journal research articles in the field of chemical sciences / materials science and holds one United States patent. 11 of his research papers have been highlighted as Highly Cited Papers in the Web of Science and three papers have been classed as Hot Papers. He has also published 44 books and 35 book chapters on polymer science / materials science / nanotechnology with numerous publishers. He sits on the editorial board of several WoS Indexed SCI Journals (e.g. Nature Scientific Reports; Ind Crops Prod.; Adv. Polym. Tech.; Nanomaterials; PLOS ONE; Int. J. Polym. Anal. Charact; Polym. Adv. Technol) as an Editor/Editorial Advisory Board member.

Prof Elisabete Frollini is the Head of the Macromolecular Materials and Lignocellulosic Fiber Group, and is currently the coordinator of the Center for Research on Science and Technology of BioResources (Institute of Chemistry of Sao Carlos, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil), Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Crops and Products and Member of the Editorial Board of Cellulose. She has expertise in bio-based polymeric materials (including ultrathin- and nanofibers) from biomass with an emphasis on lignocellulosic biomass, which has also been used within the scope of biorefinery.

Janet L. Scott is Professor of Sustainable Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Training Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath. Educated in South Africa (PhD University of Cape Town, 1995), she has a background in both industry and academia in three countries: South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom. Janet is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (from 2004), a Titular Member of Division III of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and Secretary of the Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (IUPAC ICGCSD). Her current research focus is on sustainable materials, particularly those derived from abundant and renewable biopolymers such as cellulose and she works closely with computational chemists, electrochemists, chemical and tissue engineering experts, physicists, mechanical engineers and even architects on a range of interdisciplinary projects including projects funded by the EPSRC, Innovate UK and the European Union’s H2020 programme. All projects include industrial partners as the conversion of research into sustainable materials into real products, that impact directly on the development of more sustainable products and goods, is deemed important.