Production, surface modification and application of highly crystalline cellulose nanocrystals
Dr. Jun Araki,
Department of Chemistry and Materials, Course of Functional Polymer Science,
Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University (IFES)
Institute of Textile Science and Technology, Academic Assembly, Shinshu University
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) obtained by acid hydrolysis of native cellulose samples possesses a high potential utilizable for nano-sized reinforcing fillers with high modulus and strength. Various surface modifications can render diversified physical properties to CNCs. Wide varieties of surface modification methods, as well as corresponding changes in various physical properties will be presented.