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Fundamental Aspects

Edited by Theo G.M. Van De Ven

McGill University, Canada

Cellulose is destined to play a major role in the emerging bioeconomy. Awareness of the environment and a depletion of fossil fuels are some of the driving forces for looking at forest biomaterials for an alternative source of energy, chemicals and materials. The importance of cellulose is widely recognized world-wide and as such the field of cellulose science is expanding exponentially. Cellulose, the most abundant biopolymer on earth, has unique properties which makes it an ideal starting point for transforming it into useful materials. To achieve this, a solid knowledge of cellulose is essential. As such this book on cellulose, the first in a series of three, is very timely. It deals with fundamental aspect of cellulose, giving the reader a good appreciation of the richness of cellulose properties. Book Cellulose - Fundamental Aspects is a good introduction to books Cellulose - Medical, Pharmaceutical and Electronic Applications and Cellulose - Biomass Conversion , in which applications of cellulose and its conversion to other materials are treated.

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CelluloseFundamental AspectsEdited by Theo G.M. Van De Ven

Published: August 28th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/2705

ISBN: 978-953-51-1183-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4242-3

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

53101 Total Chapter Downloads

106 Crossref Citations

274 Web of Science Citations

281 Dimensions Citations


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1. Advanced-Microscopy Techniques for the Characterization of Cellulose Structure and Cellulose-Cellulase Interactions

By Jose M. Moran-Mirabal


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2. Structural Characteristics and Thermal Properties of Native Cellulose

By Matheus Poletto, Vinícios Pistor and Ademir J. Zattera


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3. Supra-Molecular Structure and Chemical Reactivity of Cellulose I Studied Using CP/MAS 13C-NMR

By Viren Chunilall, Tamara Bush and Per Tomas Larsson


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4. Cellulosic Fibers: Role of Matrix Polysaccharides in Structure and Function

By Polina Mikshina, Tatyana Chernova, Svetlana Chemikosova, Nadezhda Ibragimova, Natalia Mokshina and Tatyana Gorshkova


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5. Cellulose Microfibril Angle in Wood and Its Dynamic Mechanical Significance

By Tamer A. Tabet and Fauziah Abdul Aziz


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6. Direct Dissolution of Cellulose: Background, Means and Applications

By Carina Olsson and Gunnar Westman


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7. Rapid Dissolution of Cellulose in Ionic Liquid with Different Methods

By Wu Lan, Chuan-Fu Liu, Feng-Xia Yue and Run-Cang Sun


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8. Electric Properties of Carboxymethyl Cellulose

By Alexandar Metodiev Zhivkov


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9. Implications of Cellulose in Modeling the Behavior of Vegetal Additive Materials in Clay Based Ceramics: Technical and Archaeological Issues

By Ferenc Kristály


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10. Removal of Excess Cellulose and Associated Polysaccharides in Fruit and Vegetable By-Products – Implication for Use in Feed for Monogastric Farm Animals

By Annie King


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11. Cellulose Langmuir-Blodgett Films for Moisture and Gaseous Molecular Sensing System

By Hiroyuki Kusano, Shin-ichi Kimura and Masahiko Kitagawa


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12. Analysis of Relaxation Behavior of Free Radicals in Irradiated Cellulose Using Pulse and Continuous-Wave Electron Spin Resonance

By Hiromi Kameya and Mitsuko Ukai


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13. Structure - Properties Interrelationships in Multicomponent Solutions Based on Cellulose and Fibers Spun Therefrom

By Ludmila Golova, Igor Makarov, Ludmila Kuznetsova, Elena Plotnikova and Valery Kulichikhin


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14. Cellulose Nanofibers and Its Applications for Resin Reinforcements

By Mariko Yoshioka, Yoshiyuki Nishio, Satoru Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Kushizaki, Ryo Ishiguro, Toshiki Kabutomori, Takeo Imanishi and Nobuo Shiraishi


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