An oxidized nanocellulose is isolated as a 10-20% hydrogel with >90% crystallinity based on XRD data. The particle size is around 50-100 nm (from microcrysalline cellulose) and 100-150 nm (from wood fibers) and shows oval shapes with 2-3 aspect ratios.
SuCellose100 (prepared from MCC)
SuCellose 200 (prepared from hardwood fibers)
Crosslinking would give oxidized cellulose and nanocellulose many unique physicochemical properties including improved aqueous, structural, mechanical, and thermal stability.
The modified nanocellulose is isolated as a white powder dried in oven and under vacuum. It would be adhesive to hydrophobic poly(olefins) and useful as a reinforcing agent in polymer composites or an alterntive to carbon black.
Applciations: An additive for polymer composites; an alterntive to carbon black.
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