Recent Advances in Cellulose Chemistry and Potential Applications

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List of Authors: Poonam Trivedi, Pedro Fardim
Editors: Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith Jr., Xiao-Fei Tian
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources
Title of series: Biofuels and Biorefineries
Volume number: 9
Start page: 99
End page: 115
ISBN: 978-981-13-3767-3
eISBN: 978-981-13-3768-0
ISSN: 2214-1537


Cellulose, which is the most abundant organic compound of natural
origin, has wide application in technical and biomedical fields.
Cellulose can be chemically derivatized in to cellulose intermediates,
such as cellulose tosylate or carbonates. The synthesised intermediates
can be further transformed into cellulose derivatives of biological
interest, for instance, amino cellulose. The reaction parameters such as
homogeneous/heterogeneous mode, molar ratio of reagent, temperature,
and solvent affects the efficiency of derivatization, substitution
pattern and the physicochemical properties of the final product
obtained. Derivatized cellulose has been applied to advanced materials
for diagnostics and biomedical areas in the form of fibres,
nanoparticles microbeads. This chapter provides an integrated overview
on cellulose derivatization approaches and advanced material design that
can be obtained from cellulose derivatives and which have potential
application in biomedical areas.


Amino cellulose, Cellulose derivatives, Functionalization, Tosyl cellulose

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