Recent Progress in Production Methods for Cellulose Nanocrystals: Leading to More Sustainable Processes
Advanced Sustainable Systems
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Tang, Y., Yang, H., & Vignolini, S. (2022). Recent Progress in Production Methods for Cellulose Nanocrystals: Leading to More Sustainable Processes. Advanced Sustainable Systems https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202100100
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are a new class of biodegradable nanomaterial derived from the most abundant and renewable biomass on the planet: cellulose. Due to their potential as a low carbon footprint nanomaterial, CNCs have received significant interest in the community for a wide variety of applications. In this review, we therefore summarize the most recent strategies exploited to produce CNCs, focusing on the “greener” isolation methods aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of their production. We qualitatively evaluate the environmental impact of each CNC production method and discuss the properties of the CNCs obtained. Finally, we discuss the necessary steps to address the development of the field in the industrial context, focusing on the type of applications where the CNCs can be exploited.
Review, Reviews, acid hydrolysis, cellulose nanocrystals, deep eutectic solvents, ionic liquids, production methods
This work was supported by the European Research Council [ERC-2014 - STG H2020 639088] and the BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship [BB/K014617/1] to S.V., and the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (793643-MFCPF) to H.Y.
European Research Council (639088)
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions (793643)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/K014617/1)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202100100
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/333002