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Investigators at Beijing Forestry University Report Findings in Urea (Manganese-containing cellulose nanocomposites: The restrain effect of cellulose...

September 9, 2014



Investigators at Beijing Forestry University Report Findings in Urea (Manganese-containing cellulose nanocomposites: The restrain effect of cellulose treated with NaOH/urea aqueous solutions)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Urea. According to news reporting originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this article, the manganese-containing cellulose nanocomposites were obtained using microcrystalline cellulose and Mn(CH3COO)(2)center dot 4H(2)O in the NaOH/urea aqueous solutions by a efficient microwave-assisted method. The effects of the heating time and Mn(CH3COO)(2)center dot 4H(2)O concentration on the cellulose nanocomposites were investigated."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Beijing Forestry University, "It was found that the microcrystalline cellulose pretreated with NaOH/urea aqueous solutions played an important role in the phase, shape, and thermal stability of manganese-containing cellulose nanocomposites. Well-crystalline phases of manganese oxides were not observed in the manganese-containing cellulose nanocomposites. Furthermore, well-crystalline phases of manganese oxides were not also observed by thermal treatment of the manganese-containing cellulose nanocomposites at 600 degrees C for 3 h. These results could be attributed to the restrain effect of cellulose treated with NaOH/urea aqueous solutions."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It was supposed the possible mechanism during the phase transformation of cellulose nanocomposites."

For more information on this research see: Manganese-containing cellulose nanocomposites: The restrain effect of cellulose treated with NaOH/urea aqueous solutions. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2014;111():230-235. Carbohydrate Polymers can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Carbohydrate Polymers - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405871)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.G. Ma, Beijing Forestry Univ, Coll Mat Sci & Technol, Beijing Key Lab Lignocellulos Chem, Beijing 100083, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include F. Deng and K. Yao (see also Urea).

Keywords for this news article include: Beijing, People's Republic of China, Asia, Emerging Technologies, Nanocomposite, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemicals, Urea

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