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New Nanofibers Findings Has Been Reported by Investigators at Northeast Forestry University (Individual cotton cellulose nanofibers: pretreatment and...

July 1, 2014



New Nanofibers Findings Has Been Reported by Investigators at Northeast Forestry University (Individual cotton cellulose nanofibers: pretreatment and fibrillation technique)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Nanofibers is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Harbin, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We report a method to fibrillate raw dried cotton fibers into individual cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) by chemical purification (removal of non-cellulosic components) and pretreatment by a high-speed blender (breaking down the fiber structures) combined with high-pressure homogenization (nanofibrillation)."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Northeast Forestry University, "The resultant CNFs were found to have a width of approximately 10-30 nm and high aspect ratios. The high light transmittance of the CNF/acrylic resin composite indicated that our treatment successfully disintegrated the raw cotton fibers into uniform CNFs."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The cotton CNFs were found to have the advantages of high crystallinity and thermal stability."

For more information on this research see: Individual cotton cellulose nanofibers: pretreatment and fibrillation technique. Cellulose, 2014;21(3):1517-1528. Cellulose can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Cellulose - www.springerlink.com/content/0969-0239/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W.S. Chen, Northeast Forestry Univ, Key Lab Biobased Mat Sci & Technol, Minist Educ, Harbin 150040, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include K. Abe, K. Uetani, H.P. Yu, Y.X. Liu and H. Yano (see also Nanofibers).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Harbin, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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