This Brief presents a review of new eco-friendly processes, design and applications for novel cellulose-based materials, including regenerated materials, composites, nanocellulose and cellulose derivatives. Application of these materials in smart textiles, packaging, energy storage, sensors, gas separations, tissue engineering and drug release are highlighted.
Offers a timely report on the advances in the field of cellulose
Discusses the design and applications of new cellulose-based materials
Introduction.- New eco-friendly processes for functionalization of cellulose-based materials.- Novel regenerated cellulose materials.- Functional composites based on cellulose.- Nanocellulose based materials.- Novel cellulose derivatives and their applications.- Outlook.