Nanocrystalline Cellulose from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Applications and Future Prospects

F. Cotana, L. Brinchi, M. Gelosia, V. Coccia & A. Petrozzi
This review will present nanocrystalline cellulose, NCC, which is a cellulose derived nanomaterial that has received great academic and industrial interest over the last few years. The reported width is generally a few nanometers, while the length spans over a larger window, from tens of nanometers to some micrometers. NCC is promising as new class of bio¬based reinforcing material for the preparation of nanostructured composites due to impressive mechanical properties (in particular large tension modulus)...