Special Issue: Nanocellulose - Characterization, Production and Use

Guest Editors:

María Evangelina Vallejos, Marc Delgado-Aguilar and Luiz Pereira Ramos

Electron micrographs of nanocrystalline (left) and nanofibrillar (right) and their respective gel forms

Editorial

In the last century, many efforts have been paid to the development of environmentally friendly materials. Among these, nanocellulose and its derivatives deserve special mention due to their outstanding chemical, physical and mechanical properties.

 This virtual issue presents research on nanocellulose related to the  Workshop entitled "Advances in the production and application of nanocellulose”, which was held during the “2nd International Workshop on Biorefinery of Lignocellulosic Materials” (WBLCM 2019) in Córdoba, Spain (June 4-7th, 2019).

Find out more in the editoral article by our guest editors.


Review Articles


The current status of the enzyme-mediated isolation and functionalization of nanocelluloses: production, properties, techno-economics, and opportunities

Valdeir Arantes, Isabella K. R. Dias, Gabriela L. Berto, Bárbara Pereira, Braz S. Marotti & Carlaile F. O. Nogueira

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Disruptive enzyme-based strategies to isolate nanocelluloses: a review

Cleverton L. Pirich, Guilherme F. Picheth, André M. Fontes, Marc Delgado-Aguilar & Luiz P. Ramos

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Effect of lignin and hemicellulose on the properties of lignocellulose nanofibril suspensions 

Gregory Albornoz-Palma, Daniel Ching, Oscar Valerio, Regis Teixeira Mendonça & Miguel Pereira


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Drying and redispersion of plant cellulose nanofibers for industrial applications: a review

P. Posada, J. Velásquez-Cock, C. Gómez-Hoyos, A. M. Serpa Guerra, S. V. Lyulin, J. M. Kenny, P. Gañán, C. Castro & R. Zuluaga

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 On the toxicity of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrils in animal and cellular models

Célia Ventura, Fátima Pinto, Ana Filipa Lourenço, Paulo J. T. Ferreira, Henriqueta Louro & Maria João Silva

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Original Research


Production 


Obtaining cellulose nanocrystals from pineapple crown fibers by free-chlorite hydrolysis with sulfuric acid: physical, chemical and structural characterization

Paulo Henrique Fernandes Pereira, Heitor Luiz Ornaghi Júnior, Luana Venâncio Coutinho, Benoit Duchemin & Maria Odila Hilário Cioffi 

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Oxidative treatments for cellulose nanofibers production: a comparative study between TEMPO-mediated and ammonium persulfate oxidation

Inese Filipova, Ferran Serra, Quim Tarrés, Pere Mutjé & Marc Delgado-Aguilar

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Characterization

Use of multi-factorial analysis to determine the quality of cellulose nanofibers: effect of nanofibrillation treatment and residual lignin content

Eduardo Espinosa, Fleur Rol, Julien Bras & Alejandro Rodríguez 

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Understanding important aspects of spray drying microfibrillated cellulose through statistical analysis

Renan Nardi, Marcos Henrique Luciano Silveira & Germano Siqueira

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A reproducible method to characterize the bulk morphology of Cellulose Nanocrystals and Nanofibers by Transmission Electron Microscopy

Cristina Campano, Ana Balea, Ángeles Blanco & Carlos Negro

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Modification 


Phosphorylated cellulose nanofibers exhibit exceptional capacity for uranium capture

Janika Lehtonen, Jukka Hassinen, Avula Anil Kumar, Leena-Sisko Johansson, Roni Mäenpää, Nikolaos Pahimanolis, Thalappil Pradeep, Olli Ikkala & Orlando J. Rojas

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Hydrophobic modification of bacterial cellulose using oxygen plasma treatment and chemical vapor deposition

Salomé Leal, Cecília Cristelo, Sara Silvestre, Elvira Fortunato, Aureliana Sousa, Anabela Alves, D. M. Correia, S. Lanceros-Mendez & Miguel Gama

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Applications


Medical 

Influence of bacterial nanocellulose surface modification on calcium phosphates precipitation for bone tissue engineering

A. Cañas-Gutiérrez, E. Martinez-Correa, D. Suárez-Avendaño, D. Arboleda-Toro & C. Castro-Herazo

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Biomimetics of microducts in three-dimensional bacterial nanocellulose biomaterials for soft tissue regenerative medicine

M. Osorio, E. Martinez, T. V. Kooten, P. Gañán, T. Naranjo, I. Ortiz & C. Castro

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Low cost membrane of wood nanocellulose obtained by mechanical defibrillation for potential applications as wound dressing

Francine Ceccon Claro, Caroline Jordão, Bruno Massa de Viveiros, Luciano José Eigio Isaka, José Ademar Villanova Junior & Washington Luiz Esteves Magalhães 

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Paper

Cellulose micro and nanofibrils as coating agent for improved printability in office papers

Ana F. Lourenço, José A. F. Gamelas, Pedro Sarmento & Paulo J. T. Ferreira 

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Industrial application of orange tree nanocellulose as papermaking freinforcement agent

Eduardo Espinosa, Rafael Isaías Arrebola, Isabel Bascón-Villegas, Mónica Sánchez-Gutiérrez, Juan Domínguez-Robles & Alejandro Rodríguez

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Lignocellulosic nanofibers for the reinforcement of brown line paper in industrial water systems

Quim Tarrés, María Cristina Area, María Evangelina Vallejos, Nanci Vanesa Ehman, Marc Delgado-Aguilar & Pere Mutjé 

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Effect of nanofiber addition on the physical–mechanical properties of chemimechanical pulp handsheets for packaging

Nanci V. Ehman, Fernando E. Felissia, Quim Tarrés, María E. Vallejos, Marc Delgado-Aguilar, Pere Mutjé & María Cristina Area 

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Composite

Strong silica-nanocellulose anisotropic composite foams combine low thermal conductivity and low moisture uptake

Pierre Munier, Varvara Apostolopoulou-Kalkavoura, Michael Persson & Lennart Bergström

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Thermal characterization and lifetime prediction of the PHBV/nanocellulose biocomposites using different kinetic approaches

Kelly Cristina Coelho de Carvalho Benini, Heitor Luiz Ornaghi Jr., Nicole Morabito de Medeiros, Paulo Henrique Fernandes Pereira & Maria Odila Hilário Cioffi 

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A sequential design approach for in situ incorporation of cellulose nanocrystals in emulsion-based pressure sensitive adhesives

Amir Saeid Pakdel, Vida Gabriel, Richard M. Berry, Carole Fraschini, Emily D. Cranston & Marc A. Dubé

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Different degree of fibrillation: strategy to reduce permeability in nanocellulose-starch films

Elaine C. Lengowski, Eraldo A. Bonfatti Júnior, Leonardo Simon, Graciela I. B. de Muñiz, Alan S. de Andrade, Silvana Nisgoski & Umberto Klock 

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Lightweight, flexible, and multifunctional anisotropic nanocellulose-based aerogels for CO2 adsorption 

Jiayuan Wei, Shiyu Geng, Jonas Hedlund & Kristiina Oksman

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Cocoa shell: an industrial by-product for the preparation of suspensions of holocellulose nanofibers and fat

C. Gómez Hoyos, P. Mazo Márquez, L. Penagos Vélez, A. Serpa Guerra, A. Eceiza, L. Urbina, J. Velásquez-Cock, P. Gañán Rojo, L. Vélez Acosta & R. Zuluag

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