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Cellulose Based Composites: New Green Nanomaterials

ISBN: 978-3-527-32719-5
328 pages
May 2014
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Aimed at researchers involved in this emerging field in both academia and industry, this book is unique in its focus on cellulose nanofibers, especially nano-composites, nanomoities and other plant based-resins and their composites. Despite its concise presentation, this handbook and ready reference provides a complete overview, containing such important topics as electrospinning, isolation, characterization and deposition of metallic nanoparticles.
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Cellulose Nanofiber-based Materials
Fabrication and Evaluation of Cellulose Nanofiber Reinforced Green Composites
Cellulose microfibrils isolated from Musaceae fibrous residues
Composites Nano- and Micro-fibers with Cellulose Nanocrystals
Nanocomposite Fibers Electrospun from Biodegradable Polymers

Hybrid Green Composites Using Soy Protein, Kenaf Fibers and Fibrillated Bamboo
Elastic Properties of Green Composites Reinforced with Natural Fibers
Cellulose Fibers and Microcellular Foam Starch Composites
Completely Biobased Composites of Keratin and Cellulose Fibers
Biodegradable Polymer Blends and Composites from Proteins Produced by Animal Co-Products Industry

Novel Bovine Bone Bio-Composites of Silver, Gold and Platinum Submicro- and Nano-Crystals
Novel Cellulose Bio-inspired Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles
Controlled Deposition of Silver Nanoparticles on Cellulose Nanofibers
Wood/Biopolymer/Nanoclay Composites: A Review
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Juan P. Hinestroza is Associate Professor of Fiber Science and directs the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory in the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design at the College of Human Ecology of Cornell University. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, he worked as a process control engineer for The Dow Chemical Company. From 2007-2010, Professor Hinestroza was chair and organizer of sessions on natural and green composites for the Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials of the American Chemical Society annual meetings. Professor Hinestroza has been the recipient of a many awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the J.D. Watson Young Investigator award from the NY State Foundation for Science Technology and Innovation and the Educator of the Year Award from the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers.

Anil N. Netravali is Professor of Fiber Science in the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell University. His main research is in the field of Fiber Reinforced Composites. In recent years he has made significant contributions in the area of sustainable 'Green' composites and materials. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Nano Society and The Fiber Society. He was the recipient of the Fiber Society Founder's Award in 2012. He serves as an adjunct faculty in the Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL and Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, Brazil. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of several research journals including Composites Science and Technology, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, Journal of Renewable Materials, Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives, Fibers, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics and Textile Research Journal
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