Biomass nanofibrillar cellulose in nanocomposites

Mohd A. Usmani*, Imran Khan, Sk Md Nayeem, Dibyendu Mondal, Aamir H. Bhat, Imran Ahmed, Ashanul Haque

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Macro- and nanocellulose fibers have attracted research attention due to their remarkable properties like biodegradability, high strength, and stiffness, as well as their synthesis and application for development of composites. Macro- and nanocellulose fibers can be employed as a reinforcement agent in composite materials due to their outstanding biodegradation, thermal, and mechanical properties. Due to the hydrophilic nature of cellulose fibers, it is essential to enhance their surface irregularity for the production of composites with improved properties. In this chapter, we have discussed the surface alteration of cellulose nanofibers by various processes. Different synthesis techniques, followed by ionic liquids, properties, categories, and different applications of nanocellulose and their composites, have been examined in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCellulose-Reinforced Nanofibre Composites
Subtitle of host publicationProduction, Properties and Applications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780081009659
ISBN (Print)9780081009574
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Biomass
  • Cellulose
  • Composite
  • Nanofibrillar
  • Synthesis of cellulosic nanofibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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