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Preparation of cellulose nanocrystal aerogel from wastepaper through freeze-drying technique

Danial, Wan Hazman and Abdul Majid, Zaiton and Mohd Muhid, Mohd Nazlan and Bakar, Mohd Bakri and Ramli, Zainab and Triwahyono, Sugeng (2015) Preparation of cellulose nanocrystal aerogel from wastepaper through freeze-drying technique. Advanced Materials Research, 1125. pp. 296-300. ISSN 1662-8985

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Cellulose nanomaterials processing for aerogel preparation has received considerable attention among the scientific community due to its fascinating properties. In this work, we report on the preparation of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) aerogel from wastepaper using a freeze-drying technique. Structural analysis of the cellulosic particles extracted was investigated by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Morphological analysis of the extracted cellulose and CNCs were carried out by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) respectively. We achieved density of aerogel down to 0.012 g/cm3 which is comparable with typical values of cellulosic aerogels. The preparation of the CNCs aerogel might offers a wide range of aerogel applications through an environmentally friendly conversion of wastepaper material.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8124/85636
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerogel; Cellulose; Cellulose Nanocrystal; Wastepaper; Nanomaterials.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr Wan Hazman Danial
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2020 15:39
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 16:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85636

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