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27-01-2022 | Review Paper

Chitosan hydrogel, as a biological macromolecule-based drug delivery system for exosomes and microvesicles in regenerative medicine: a mini review

Extracellular vesicles are membrane-packed entities that are involved in various physiological and pathological processes. Recently, the role of exosomes and microvesicles in regenerative medicine has been elucidated. Indeed, therapeutic potential …

Authors:
Lan Guo, Yali Guan, Peng Liu, Linghuan Gao, Zhifu Wang, Shengli Huang, Liang Peng, Zhiyu Zhao

27-01-2022 | Original Research

Conversion of carbohydrates into furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using furfuryl alcohol resin-based solid acid as catalyst

A furfuryl alcohol resin-based solid acid (SC-FAR-800) was prepared and applied in the conversion of carbohydrates into furan platform compounds in microwave. The results showed that SC-FAR-800 was an irregular mesoporous material containing …

Authors:
Ting Huang, Yaohong Zhou, Xiaohua Zhang, Dayong Peng, Xuliang Nie, Jing Chen, WanMing Xiong

27-01-2022 | Original Research

Novel superabsorbent polymer composites based on α-cellulose and modified zeolite: synthesis, characterization, water absorbency and water retention capacity

Most superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are prepared based on synthetic polymers (from petroleum resources), making them costly, nondegradable, and not ecofriendly. To overcome these drawbacks, biodegradable and renewable natural materials are …

Authors:
Enfa Fu, Sijia Zhang, Yu Luan, Yuting Zhang, Summaira Saghir, Zhenggang Xiao

25-01-2022 | Original Research

Durable anti-superbug adhesion cotton textiles decorated with natural borneol-based finishing agent

There is an urgent need to develop novel antimicrobial cotton textiles (CT) because microbial contamination is one of the greatest threats to public health due to the emerging of infectious diseases and drug-resistant pathogens. In this work, an …

Authors:
Jiangqi Xu, Xia Li, Wenjing Yu, Xing Wang, Jianzhong Ma

25-01-2022 | Original Research

Construction of hydrogels based on the chitin from Hericium erinaceus residue: role of molecular weight

Chitin hydrogels with different molecular weight (Mw) were prepared by the ultrasonic degradation of chitin from Hericium erinaceus residue. The effects of Mw on the properties of the prepared chitin hydrogels were investigated. Results showed …

Authors:
Jing Liao, Huihua Huang

24-01-2022 | Original Research

Cellulose nanocrystals from native and mercerized cotton

Nanocelluloses occur under various crystalline forms that are currently being selectively used for a wide variety of high performance materials. In the present study, two cellulose nanofibers (CF-I) were mercerized by alkaline treatment (CF-II) …

Authors:
Somia Haouache, Clara Jimenez-Saelices, Fabrice Cousin, Xavier Falourd, Bruno Pontoire, Karine Cahier, François Jérome, Isabelle Capron

24-01-2022 | Original Research

Bacterial nanocellulose containing diethylditiocarbamate bio-curatives: physicochemical characterization and drug delivery evaluation

Bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) is a natural biopolymer produced by different strains of acetic acid bacteria. Biocompatibility, lack of immunogenicity, mechanical strength and crystallinity make BNC a highly applicable product for drug delivery and …

Authors:
Pedro B. Borba, Andréia Bagliotti Meneguin, Jhonatan Miguel Silva, Hernane da Silva Barud, Camila I. de Oliveira

24-01-2022 | Original Research

Thermo-responsive hydrogels based on methylcellulose/Persian gum loaded with taxifolin enhance bone regeneration: an in vitro/in vivo study

In-situ forming hydrogels have gained noticeable attention to encapsulate osteogenic agents and regenerate irregular-shape bone defects. In this study, a novel thermosensitive hydrogel based on blended methylcellulose (MC) with Persian gum (PG) …

Authors:
Zahra Sadat Sajadi-Javan, Jaleh Varshosaz, Mina Mirian, Maziar Manshaei, Atousa Aminzadeh

24-01-2022 | Original Research Open Access

Wide-angle X-ray scattering studies on contemporary and ancient bast fibres used in textiles – ultrastructural studies on stinging nettle

Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a potential source material for industrial applications. However, systematic research on the ultrastructural properties of nettle fibres is lacking. Determining the ultrastructure of nettle and the other bast …

Authors:
Mira Viljanen, Jenni A. Suomela, Kirsi Svedström

24-01-2022 | Original Research

Eco-friendly dyeing and finishing of organic cotton fabric using natural dye (gardenia yellow) reduced-stabilized nanosilver: full factorial design

Traditional coloration and functionalization of textiles are highly energy-consuming, time ineffective, and require many chemicals. To overcome the drawbacks, cost-effective and eco-friendly natural dyeing and finishing have become an urgent …

Authors:
Huiyu Jiang, Rui Guo, Rony Mia, Heng Zhang, Shaofang Lü, Feng Yang, Sakil Mahmud, Huihong Liu

24-01-2022 | Original Research

Stress-transfer analyses in cellulose nanofiber/montmorillonite nanocomposites with X-ray diffraction and chemical interaction between cellulose nanofiber and montmorillonite

Cellulose nanofiber is a promising material because of its eco-friendliness, high mechanical performance, and high functionality. Nanocomposites with cellulose nanofiber matrices and inorganic nanofillers also possess excellent mechanical …

Authors:
Takuya Matsumoto, Shunichi Mori, Takuya Ohashi, Chenyue He, Takashi Nishino

24-01-2022 | Original Research

Green nanoarchitectonics for next generation electronics devices: patterning of conductive nanowires on regenerated cellulose substrates

Regenerated cellulose (RC)-based materials, a major biomass resource, have been widely used in various applications, owing to their degradability, sustainability, and green nature. Here, we constructed silver nanowire (AgNW)-based conductive …

Authors:
Guneui Park, Kangyun Lee, Goomin Kwon, Dabum Kim, Youngho Jeon, Jungmok You

23-01-2022 | Original Research

Novel P/Si based nanoparticles for durable flame retardant application on cotton

Cotton fabric has a wide application due to its hygroscopicity, air permeability, and large production of cotton fiber used to make the fabric. However, cotton materials are a safety hazard during its application because of flammability (limiting …

Authors:
Na Li, Panpan Chen, Dongni Liu, Gaowei Kang, Liu Liu, Liyun Xu, Jianyong Yu, Faxue Li, Dequn Wu

23-01-2022 | Original Research

Gamma-ray and sunlight-induced synthesis of silver nanoparticles using bacterial cellulose and cell-free filtrate produced by Komagataeibacter rhaeticus N1 MW322708 strain

Antibacterial coatings based on bacterial cellulose (BC) have been widely used in many fields including food packaging and wound dressing. In this study, we aimed to synthesis of colloidal AgNPs and BC/ AgNP composite by using two green, facile …

Authors:
Nasser H. Mohammad, Gamal M. EL-Sherbiny, Ali A. Hammad, Ahmed A. Askar, Salwa A. Abou El- Nour

22-01-2022 | Review Paper

Plasma-treated lignocellulosic fibers for polymer reinforcement. A review

Concerns on environmental issues are motivating the development of biodegradable materials and the use of sustainable processes. Among the most abundant biodegradable materials are lignocellulosic fibers, which could have widespread use as …

Authors:
Francisco Javier Alonso-Montemayor, Dámaso Navarro-Rodríguez, Marc Delgado-Aguilar, María Guadalupe Neira-Velázquez, Cristóbal Noé Aguilar, Adalí Oliva Castañeda-Facio, Yadira Karina Reyes-Acosta, Rosa Idalia Narro-Céspedes

22-01-2022 | Original Research

Aerogel nanoarchitectonics based on cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibers from eucalyptus pulp: preparation and comparative study

Nanocellulose-based materials have attracted significant attention because of their attractive advantages. Particularly, aerogel, a porous nanocellulose material, have been used in diverse applications owing to their unique properties. In this …

Authors:
Wenkai Zhu, Yang Zhang, Xiaoyu Wang, Yan Wu, Minsu Han, Jungmok You, Chong Jia, Jeonghun Kim

22-01-2022 | Original Research

Yield and quality of bacterial cellulose from agricultural waste

The global abundance and availability of oat hulls make them a promising feedstock to produce a unique type of cellulose, the bacterial one. This is the first study examining how a chemical pretreatment method of oat hulls influences the yield and …

Authors:
Ekaterina A. Skiba, Evgenia K. Gladysheva, Vera V. Budaeva, Lyudmila A. Aleshina, Gennady V. Sakovich

22-01-2022 | Review Paper

Cellulose nanocrystals from lignocellulosic feedstock: a review of production technology and surface chemistry modification

Fossil fuel substitutes are being developed to combat the ecological impact and rapid exhaustion of petroleum-based products. Being the most abundant polymer on Earth, cellulose-based products are renewable and sustainable. Cellulose nanocrystals …

Authors:
Mohsin Raza, Basim Abu-Jdayil

21-01-2022 | Original Research

Highly antibacterial hydrogels prepared from amino cellulose, dialdehyde xylan, and Ag nanoparticles by a green reduction method

Hydrogels with antibacterial activity have attracted more and more attention in the wound dressing area. Here, we developed antibacterial hydrogels directly from cellulose, xylan, and silver nitrate via a three-step process, involving chemical …

Authors:
Yajie Hu, Nan Li, Panpan Yue, Gegu Chen, Xiang Hao, Jing Bian, Feng Peng

21-01-2022 | Original Research

Supercritical CO2-assisted atomization for deposition of cellulose nanocrystals: an experimental and computational study

Nanoparticle spray deposition finds numerous applications in pharmaceutical, electronics, manufacturing, and energy industries and has shown great promises in engineering the functional properties of the coated parts. However, current spray …

Authors:
Shadi Shariatnia, Prajesh Jangale, Rohit Mishra, Amir Asadi, Dorrin Jarrahbashi