Cellulose‐Based Liquid Crystalline Composite Systems

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Abstract

Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer on earth . It can be used in different applications, namely in the form of fibers and cellulose can be converted into numerous cellulose derivatives can show liquid crystalline chiral nematic phases, which can be used for the production of diverse composite systems. All-cellulosic composites based on enhanced mechanical properties due to fiber orientation induced by the liquid crystalline structures, which are able to mimic the sharpe of plant tendrils on the nano and microscale , opening new horizons for cellulosic membrane aplications.The two systems mentioned abovo, concerning the production of cellulose composites from liquid crystalline phases , will be surveyed in this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanocellulose Polymer Nanocomposites: Fundamentals and Applications
EditorsVijay Kumar Thakur
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ, USA
PublisherScrivener Publishing - Wiley
Chapter8
Pages215-235
ISBN (Electronic)978-111887224-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-87190-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Liquid crystalline phases
  • cellulose-based polymer
  • nanocrystalline cellulose
  • microcrystalline cellulo se
  • composites
  • films
  • electrospun fibers

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