Data on Clinical Trials and Studies Detailed by Researchers at China University of Science and Technology (Comparative Study of Aerogels Obtained from Differently Prepared Nanocellulose Fibers)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- A new study on Clinical Research is now available. According to news reporting from Anhui, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "This article describes the fabrication of nanocellulose fibers (NCFs) with different morphologies and surface properties from biomass resources as well as their self-aggregation into lightweight aerogels. By carefully modulating the nanofibrillation process, four types of NCFs could be readily fabricated, including long aggregated nanofiber bundles, long individualized nanofibers with surface C-6-carboxylate groups, short aggregated nanofibers, and short individualized nanofibers with surface sulfate groups."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the China University of Science and Technology, "Free-standing lightweight aerogels were obtained from the corresponding aqueous NCF suspensions through freeze-drying. The structure of the aerogels could be controlled by manipulating the type of NCFs and the concentration of their suspensions. A possible mechanism for the self-aggregation of NCFs into two- or three-dimensional aerogel nanostructures was further proposed. Owing to weblike structure, high porosity, and high surface reactivity, the NCF aerogels exhibited high mechanical flexibility and ductility, and excellent properties for water uptake, removal of dye pollutants, and the use as thermal insulation materials."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The aerogels also displayed sound-adsorption capability at high frequencies."
For more information on this research see: Comparative Study of Aerogels Obtained from Differently Prepared Nanocellulose Fibers. Chemsuschem, 2014;7(1):154-161. Chemsuschem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemsuschem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1864-564X)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W.S. Chen, China University of Science & Technology, Hefei Natl Lab Phys Sci Microscale, Hefei 230026, Anhui, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Q. Li, Y.C. Wang, X. Yi, J. Zeng, H.P. Yu, Y.X. Liu and J. Li (see also Clinical Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Anhui, Clinical Research, People's Republic of China, Clinical Trials and Studies
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