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@article{Lee:2016,
author = {Lee, KY and Bismarck, A},
journal = {ECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials},
title = {Single step functionalisation of celluloses with differing degrees of reactivity as a route for in-situ production of all-cellulose nanocomposites},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/28565},
year = {2016}
}

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TY  - JOUR
AB - © 2016, European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM. All rights reserved.A method of manufacturing all-cellulose nanocomposites using a single step functionalisation of two different celluloses with differing reactivities is presented. All-cellulose nanocomposites are produced by esterification of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) in pyridine with hexanoic acid in the presence of bacterial cellulose (BC) followed by solvent removal. Neat MCC is more susceptible to esterification. As a result, neat MCC undergoes severe bulk modification, turning into a toluene-soluble cellulose hexanoate (C6-MCC) whilst BC undergoes surface-only modification. The solution casted C6-MCC films have a tensile modulus and strength of 0.99 GPa and 23.1 MPa, respectively. The presence of 5 wt.-% BC in C6-MCC leads to an increase in tensile modulus and strength of the resulting nanocomposites to 1.42 GPa and 28.4 MPa, respectively.
AU - Lee,KY
AU - Bismarck,A
PY - 2016///
TI - Single step functionalisation of celluloses with differing degrees of reactivity as a route for in-situ production of all-cellulose nanocomposites
T2 - ECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/28565
ER -