What is it about?

In this study, sugarcane bagasse was pretreated with acid-catalyzed alcohols, i.e., ethanol (AE), ethylene glycol (AEG) and glycerol (AG) to prepare pulps for producing lignin-containing cellulose nanofibrils (LCNF) with tailored properties, such as hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity and dispersion stability.

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Why is it important?

Nanocellulose is an attractive bio-additive for many applications, especially in synthesis of re-enforced polymer composites as packaging and structural materials and development of Pickering emulsions for delivering nutraceuticals and drugs


This study provided fundamental information in the design and tailored production of LCNF for various applications, such as manufacturing polymer composites and Pickering emulsions.

Dr Pratheep K Annamalai
University of Queensland

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This page is a summary of: Tailored production of lignin-containing cellulose nanofibrils from sugarcane bagasse pretreated by acid-catalyzed alcohol solutions, Carbohydrate Polymers, September 2022, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2022.119602.
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