Patience is a virtue: self-assembly and physico-chemical properties of cellulose nanocrystal allomorphs Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The self-assembly behavior of CNCs from cellulose II is different than cellulose I, despite having similar shape, surface charge density and a right-handed twist. Longer pitch chiral nematic liquid crystals formed but over much longer time periods.

authors

  • Delepierre, Gwendoline
  • Eyley, Samuel
  • Thielemans, Wim
  • Weder, Christoph
  • Cranston, Emily
  • Zoppe, Justin O

publication date

  • August 28, 2020