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Functionalized cellulose nanocrystals as reinforcement in biodegradable polymer nanocomposites

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Ferreira, F. V. [1, 2] ; Pinheiro, I. F. [1] ; Gouveia, R. F. [2] ; Thim, G. P. [3] ; Lona, L. M. F. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Sch Chem Engn, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Brazilian Ctr Res Energy & Mat CNPEM, Brazilian Nanotechnol Natl Lab LNNano, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] ITA, Dept Aeronaut & Mech Engn, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Review article
Source: Polymer Composites; v. 39, n. 1, SI, p. E9-E29, APR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 26

This review describes the use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) as fillers in biodegradable polymer matrices over the past few years. The preparation and characterization of CNC-based nanocomposites are highlighted here with a focus on thermophysical and mechanical properties. The characterization and isolation of nanocellulose from different raw material sources are discussed in detail, as well as different surface modifications. The addition of CNC in biodegradable polymer, combined with nanocellulose surface engineering and driven by sustainability trends, has the potential to impact various industrial sectors. POLYM. COMPOS., 39:E9-E29, 2018. (c) 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/09588-9 - Functionalization of cellulose nanocrystals to developing biodegradable nanocomposites PBAT/CNC
Grantee:Filipe Vargas Ferreira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate