Electrospun Cellulose Composite Nanofibers


This chapter deals with the structure, properties, and applications of electrospun-based cellulose composites. Extraction methods of cellulosic nanofibers from different sources are discussed in detail. Cellulose has the special advantage of high specific strength and sustainability, which make them ideal candidates for reinforcement in various polymeric matrices. Cellulose nanofibers find application in various fields, including construction, the automobile industry, and soil conservation. Cellulose, an eminent representative of nanomaterial obtained from various natural fibers, can be dissolved in various solvent systems, which are described in detail in this study. Thermoplastic-based electrospun cellulose nanocomposites and their applications are highlighted. This chapter describes current and future applications of electrospun cellulosic nanofibers in various fields.

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Electrospun Cellulose Composite Nanofibers
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Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
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  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (1)
  • Hitoshi Takagi Send Email (2)
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  • 1 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 2 Advanced Materials Division, Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 3 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 4 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
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  • H. P. S. Abdul Khalil Send Email (5)
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  • 5 School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, 11800
  • 8 Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia, 31750
  • 6 Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University, Kelua Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, 75116
  • 7 Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, 43400
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