18Nanocellulose as Promising Material for Environmental Applications

M. Laura Soriano and Celia Ruiz-Palomero

University of Córdoba, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Marie Curie Building, Campus de Rabanales, Córdoba E-14071, Spain

Corresponding author email: qa2sodom@uco.es (M.L. Soriano).

18.1 Introduction

Cellulose nanomaterials have aroused interest of the scientific community for their biodegradability, low density, large surface area, high stiffness and strength, and optical and rheological properties of their dispersions by virtue of their highly hierarchical structures ordered by hydrogen bonding. Cellulose is comprised of natural amphiphilic cellulose polymer and it has been launched as a green nanomaterial since its main source ...

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