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Cellulose Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Manufacturing Editors: Vijay Kumar Thakur, Elisabete Frollini, Janet Scott


About this book

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: Synthesis and Manufacturing concentrates on advanced high performance cellulose nanocomposites. Chapters cover the synthesis of advanced materials, manufacturing, and applications of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrils. Together with Volume 1, 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: From Synthesis to Advanced Applications in the Water-Energy-Health-Food Nexus
  • Application of Nanocelluloses in Rubbers
  • Manufacturing of Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Advanced Materials
  • Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Flexible Advanced Materials
  • CNP Based Hybrid Advanced Materials
  • CNP/Thermosetting Polymer Based Nanocomposites
  • Morphological Analysis of CNP Based Advanced Materials
  • Polymer Composites Having a High Filler Content of Cellulose Nanoparticles
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) Study Of Cellulose Nanoparticle-Based Advanced Materials
  • Physico-Chemical Properties of Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Advanced Materials
  • Fabrication of Biodegradable Cellulose Composite Through Greener Reaction Process
  • Cellulose Nanoparticles (CNP) Based Gel Materials
  • Cellulose Nanoparticles Based Advanced Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Mechanical Characterization of Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Advanced Materials
  • Electrospinning of Nanocellulose for Advanced Nanocomposite Materials
  • 3D Printing Using Cellulose Nanoparticles
  • In Situ Polymerized Cellulose Nanoparticles Based Advanced Materials
  • Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Advanced Materials for Optical Sensors Technology and Applications
  • Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Advanced Materials for Energy Storage
  • Cellulose Nanoparticles/Polysaccharide-Type Polymer Based Materials
  • Fully Biodegradable Cellulose Nanoparticles Based Advanced Materials
  • Dried Distiller’s Grain with Solubles (DDGS) Based Bioadhesive to Make No-Formaldehyde Added (Nfa) Bio and Nanocomposite
  • Viscoelastic Properties of Cellulose Nanoparticle Based Advanced Materials

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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Publication details

Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-794-7
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-955-2

Author information

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.