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Reports Outline Nanocrystals Study Findings from University of Tennessee (Preparation of cellulose nanocrystals and carboxylated cellulose...

July 1, 2014



Reports Outline Nanocrystals Study Findings from University of Tennessee (Preparation of cellulose nanocrystals and carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals from borer powder of bamboo)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Nanocrystals have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Knoxville, Tennessee, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals (CCN) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) were prepared from borer powder of bamboo by two different kinds of procedures: one-step approach with ammonium persulfate for CCN and two-step approach with sulfuric acid for CNC. The obtained samples were characterizated by transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Tennessee, "The results show that the particles of CCN and CNC present spherical shape with diameters of 20-50 and 20-70 nm, respectively. The crystallinity of CCN and CNC is significantly improved after a series of chemical treatment, which is up to 62.75 and 69.84 %, respectively. The research indicates that the borer powder from bamboo could be an excellent raw material for manufacturing CNC in a low-cost and environmental-friendly way."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Rational and sustainable utilization of the bamboo borer powder to develop new bioproducts holds great potential value for industry and offers many benefits and opportunities."

For more information on this research see: Preparation of cellulose nanocrystals and carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals from borer powder of bamboo. Cellulose, 2014;21(3):1611-1618. Cellulose can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Cellulose - www.springerlink.com/content/0969-0239/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Hu, University of Tennessee, Center Renewable Carbon, Knoxville, TN 37996, United States. Additional authors for this research include L.R. Tang, Q.L. Lu, S.Q. Wang, X.R. Chen and B. Huang (see also Nanocrystals).

Keywords for this news article include: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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