Extraction and Characterization of Cellulose Nanofibers from Banana Plant

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Isolation of cellulose nanofibers from renewable resources is becoming an important area of research. The use of these novel nature-based materials has garnered interest from the scientific community because of their high strength and stiffness combined with low weight, biocompatibility, and renewability. The nanodimensions of cellulose fibrils result in a high surface area and hence the powerful interaction of these celluloses with surrounding species, such as water, organic and polymeric compounds, nanoparticles, and living cells. In this context, cellulose nanofibers from banana plant have attracted much interest due to its potential use as a reinforcing agent in novel eco-friendly nanocomposite preparation. This chapter introduces the current knowledge on the extraction of nanocellulose from banana plant and the different characterization techniques employed to understand the reinforcing potential of these nanofibers.

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Extraction and Characterization of Cellulose Nanofibers from Banana Plant
Book Title
Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45232-1
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45232-1_54
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  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (1)
  • Hitoshi Takagi Send Email (2)
  • Antonio Norio Nakagaito Send Email (3)
  • Hyun-Joong Kim Send Email (4)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 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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  • B. Deepa Send Email (5) (7)
  • E. Abraham Send Email (5) (7) (8)
  • Rekha Rose Koshy Send Email (5)
  • L. A. Pothan Send Email (5)
  • Sabu Thomas Send Email (6) (9)
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  • 5 Department of Chemistry, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, 690110, Kerala, India
  • 7 Department of Chemistry, C.M.S. College, Kottayam, 686001, Kerala, India
  • 8 Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 6 School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 686 560, Kerala, India
  • 9 International and InterUniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 686 560, Kerala, India
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