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09-05-2022 | Original Research

Influence of electrostatic interactions on the dewatering and mechanical properties of cellulose nanofiber/precipitated calcium carbonate composite films

When mixtures of cellulose nanofibers and pigments are dried, plastic-like structures are generated that have the potential to replace single-use plastics in many applications. However, the water is often difficult to remove by mechanical methods.

Authors:
Pradnya D. Rao, Douglas W. Bousfield, Carl P. Tripp

08-05-2022 | Original Research

Pectin and mucin modified cellulose-based superabsorbent hydrogel for controlled curcumin release

Pectin (Pec) and mucin (Muc) were incorporated into a pure cellulose hydrogel network prepared in a urea/NaOH solvent system and cross-linked with epichlorohydrin to create cellulose-based superabsorbent hydrogels. Hydrogels were also tested for …

Authors:
Farhana Islam, Siew Yee Wong, Xu Li, M. Tarik Arafat

06-05-2022 | Original Research

Removal of methyl green using new modified epichlorohydrine chitosan Schiff base as an efficient adsorbent

Various organic and inorganic compounds used and also produced in the different industries are stable, highly toxic, non-biodegradable and cause serious problems for human health and aquatic ecosystems (Dutta et al. 2021 ; Upadhyay et al. 2021 ; …

Authors:
Zahra Bashandeh, Kadda Hachem, Aliakbar Dehno Khalaji, Fahad Alsaikhan, Dmitry Olegovich Bokov

06-05-2022 | Original Research

Fabrication of self-reinforced polymorphic cellulose nanofiber composite microspheres for highly efficient adsorption of proteins

A serious decrease in compression strength of cellulose-derived chromatography media has greatly restricted their applications, especially in protein separation. Herein, we reported a unique route to construct polymorphic cellulose nanofiber …

Authors:
Shasha Li, Yinghong Wang, Liangzhi Qiao, Kaifeng Du

04-05-2022 | Original Research

Highly porous zeolitic imidazolate framework-8@bacterial cellulose composite separator with enhanced electrolyte absorption capability for lithium-ion batteries

Currently, the commercial polyolefin-based separators suffer from inferior electrolyte absorption capability and poor thermal stability, leading to unsatisfactory electrochemical performance and severe safety hazards for lithium-ion batteries …

Authors:
Sufeng Zhang, Jin Luo, Min Du, Fengjiao Zhang, Xinning He

03-05-2022 | Review Paper

Recent developments in biomass derived cellulose aerogel materials for thermal insulation application: a review

Thermal insulation of a building plays an important role to reduce energy consumption for maintaining an optimal atmosphere inside the building. Hence, it is crucial to improve the thermal insulation property of the building sector, in particular …

Authors:
Sourav Sen, Ajit Singh, Chandan Bera, Sangita Roy, Kamalakannan Kailasam

30-04-2022 | Original Research

Inspired by sodium alginate: Amino acids cooperating with sodium ions to prepare phosphorus-free flame retardant lyocell fabric

Inspired by the intrinsically flame-retardant alginate fiber, a novel eco-friendly, biomass-based flame retardant was developed to endow lyocell fabrics with excellent flame-retardant properties by using bio-material glycine, aspartic acid as raw …

Authors:
Yansong Liu, Wenjing Zhao, Jiayue Zhang, Yuanlin Ren, Xiaohui Liu, Hongqiang Qu

29-04-2022 | Original Research

Fabrication of quaternized sisal fiber by electron beam radiation and its adsorption of indigo carmine from aqueous solution

The removal of Indigo carmine (IC) from the aquatic environment is necessary due to its high toxicity. In this study, methacryloxy ethyltrimethyl ammonium chloride (DMC) modified sisal fiber (SF-DMC) was prepared by a one-step process using …

Authors:
Jifu Du, Dongcheng Fan, Zhen Dong, Xin Yang, Long Zhao

Open Access 29-04-2022 | Original Research

Papyrus production revisited: differences between ancient and modern production modes

Papyrus, produced from the white pith of Cyperus papyrus L., has been used for millennia as the major writing support by ancient cultures, but there was no continuous papyrus production until modern times. Therefore, papyrus production had to be …

Authors:
Florian Bausch, Mario J. Rosado, Jorge Rencoret, Gisela Marques, Ana Gutiérrez, Jörg Graf, José C. del Río, Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast

29-04-2022 | Original Research

Evidence for antimicrobial activity in hemp hurds and lignin-containing nanofibrillated cellulose materials

Antimicrobial activity is one of the most well-studied properties of hemp, with numerous contradictions and anecdotal information. However, most of the studies on antimicrobial activity of hemp have been focused on extractives, obtained by use of …

Authors:
Preeti Tyagi, Joseph N. Gutierrez, Lucian A. Lucia, Martin A. Hubbe, Lokendra Pal

29-04-2022 | Original Research

A rapid way of preparing switchable bacteria-killing and bacteria-releasing cellulosic material with anti-bacteria adhesion capability

At present, some multifunctional and smart materials equipped with both “bacteria-killing” and “bacteria-defending” functions have been created to meet the demands of some particular application areas. However, most of these materials were either …

Authors:
Li Dai, Jiangfei Lou, Na-won Baek, Xun Zhang, Jiugang Yuan, Jin Xu, Xuerong Fan

29-04-2022 | Original Research

Lyocell fiber modified with Schiff base-Cu(II) Reaction and its excellent antimicrobial properties

Lyocell Fiber (LF) with antimicrobial activity is of interest in textile and medical supplies. In this study, a new Schiff base ligand and copper ion (Cu (II)) complex antibacterial Lyocell fiber was prepared. Firstly, LF was oxidized to …

Authors:
Jun Song, Fuqiang Long, Yufei Shi, Lele Cao

28-04-2022 | Original Research

A recyclable colorimetric sensor made of waste cotton fabric for the detection of copper ions

A large quantity of waste cotton fabric (WCF) generated every year in the world is either incinerated or buried leading to pollution and resource wastes. Here, in order to develop a recycling avenue for WCF, a simple, easy-to-use, and portable …

Authors:
Xiangyang Jiang, Ziyi Zhao, YuXiao Liao, Chuchu Tang, Pier-Luc Tremblay, Tian Zhang

28-04-2022 | Original Research

Cellulose nanofibril/polypropylene composites prepared under elastic kneading conditions

An aqueous dispersion of 2,2,6,6,-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl radical (TEMPO)-oxidized cellulose nanofibrils (TEMPO-CNFs) was mixed with diethylene glycol (DEG) and dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride (DTMACl) with or without silane coupling …

Authors:
Ken-ichi Niihara, Toru Noguchi, Takahiko Makise, Wataru Kashima, Morinobu Endo, Akira Isogai

28-04-2022 | Original Research

Influence of cellulose nanocrystals from pea pod waste on mechanical, thermal, biodegradability, and barrier properties of chitosan-based films

Due to their unique features, nanocellulose-reinforced polymers have become one of the most effective solutions to improve polymer characteristics. This work aimed to investigate the characteristics of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) derived from …

Authors:
Mohamed Hamid Salim, Youness Abdellaoui, Anass Ait Benhamou, El-Houssaine Ablouh, Mounir El Achaby, Zineb Kassab

27-04-2022 | Original Research

MoS2 and Fe3O4 modified spongy wood with micro-reaction cellulose channels and natural water transfer to enhance tetracycline removal

Recyclable foam-sponge construction wood (FSC-wood) with a three-dimensional porous cellulose framework exhibits excellent renewability and availability in various fields. Considering this, herein, we report a novel FSC-wood-based MoS2 and …

Authors:
Wei Zhang, Xiangyu Wang, Dongrun Wang, Junhao Shu, Zhengfang Ye, Xu Zhang, Lang Ran, Quanlin Zhao, Binze Zou, Lincheng Zhou

26-04-2022 | Original Research

Biomass-based coating from chitosan for cotton fabric with excellent flame retardancy and improved durability

Eco-friendly biomass-based coating was designed to endow cotton fabrics with durable flame retardancy through a dip-pad-dry-cure process. The coating involved phosphorylated chitosan (PCS) as intumescent flame retardant that is fixed onto the …

Authors:
Xue-Lin Li, Xiao-Hui Shi, Ming-Jun Chen, Qing-Yun Liu, Ying-Ming Li, Zhi Li, Yan-Hao Huang, De-Yi Wang

26-04-2022 | Original Research

Extending waste paper, cellulose and filler use beyond recycling by entering the circular economy creating cellulose-CaCO3 composites reconstituted from ionic liquid

Cellulose-fibre lifecycle is severely limited within today’s recycling methodology. Feedstock cellulose and filler abound in products considered uneconomic, unsuitable for standard deinking or too weak for original product re-use. Regeneration of …

Authors:
Mirjana Kostic, Monireh Imani, Aleksandra Ivanovska, Vesna Radojevic, Katarina Dimic-Misic, Nemanja Barac, Dusica Stojanovic, Djordje Janackovic, Petar Uskokovic, Ernest Barcelo, Patrick Gane

21-10-2021 | Original Research

Roles of paper composition and humidity on the adhesion between paper sheet and glass: a molecular dynamics study

Understanding adhesion behavior between paper materials and inorganic substrate is important to minimize surface contamination by paper fragments. In this work, we investigate adhesion mechanisms between paper sheet and glass in terms of molecular …

Authors:
Hyunhang Park, Sung Hoon Lee, Elizabeth I. Morin, Andrew C. Antony

22-01-2020 | Correction

Correction to: Fabrication of SiO2–ZnO NP/ZnO NR hybrid coated cotton fabrics: the effect of ZnO NR growth time on structural and UV protection characteristics

In the original published article, the figure 4f was wrongly processed with the same part of figure 5f.

Authors:
Merve Küçük, Mustafa Lütfi Öveçoğlu