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Lignocellulosics : Renewable Feedstock for Tailored Functional Materials and Nanotechnology (Hardcover)
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Functional Lignocellulosics and Nanotechnology gives a comprehensive overview of recent advances in using lignocellulosic substrates in materials science and nanotechnology. The functionalization and processing of lignocellulosics are described via a number of examples covering films, gels, sensors, pharmaceutics, and energy storage. In addition to the research related to functional cellulose nanomaterials there has been an increased interest in research on lignin and lignocellulosics. Lignin is associated with cellulose in plants via biosynthesis. It is commonly extracted from the cellulose material to gain lignin-free raw material of high cellulose content. However, lignin as a valuable material itself has gained a lot of attention the last few years. Lignin research has shifted from extraction and fundamental characterization to preparation of exciting materials such as nanoparticles. The lignin researchers actively develop smart and stimuli-responsive lignin materials. Functional Lignocellulosics and Nanotechnology explains how utilizing biomaterials as a raw material allows ambitious reconstruction of smart materials that are green and multifunctional.
- Provides a detailed description of functional lignocellulosic materials and their properties
- Brings together research advances in the areas of chemistry, chemical engineering, physics and materials science
- Concentrates on the fundamental properties of lignocellulose
- Includes a unique coverage of lignin research