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Monomers, Polymers and Composites from Renewable Resources
The progressive dwindling of fossil resources, coupled with the drastic increase in oil prices, have sparked a feverish activity in search of alternatives based on renewable resources for theExpand
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Chemical Modification of Wood
Publisher Summary The main emphasis of this chapter has to do with the shift from the traditional ways of treating woods in order to improve their resistance to atmospheric and biologicalExpand
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Transparent chitosan films reinforced with a high content of nanofibrillated cellulose
Abstract This paper reports the preparation and characterization of nanocomposite films based on different chitosan matrices and nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) for the purpose of improving strengthExpand
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Composites based on acylated cellulose fibers and low-density polyethylene: Effect of the fiber content, degree of substitution and fatty acid chain length on final properties
Low-density polyethylene was filled with unmodified and fatty acid (hexanoic, dodecanoic, octadecanoic and docosanoic acids) esterified cellulose fibers. The thermal and mechanical properties,Expand
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Polymers from Renewable Resources: A Challenge for the Future of Macromolecular Materials
This perspective article examines the state of the art regarding the field of polymers from renewable resources and attempts to give a critical appraisal of the situation related to a representativeExpand
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The surface modification of cellulose fibres for use as reinforcing elements in composite materials
The interest in using cellulose fibres as reinforcing elements in composite materials based on polymeric matrices is constantly growing, mainly because of the many advantages associated with thisExpand
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Modification of cellulosic fibres with functionalised silanes: development of surface properties
Abstract The surface modification of cellulosic fibres was carried out using organofunctional silane coupling agents in an ethanol/water medium. A heat treatment (curing) was applied after reachingExpand
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Modification of cellulose fibres with organosilanes: Under what conditions does coupling occur?
Different cellulose substrates and organosolv lignin were treated heterogeneously with organic solutions of trialkoxysilanes bearing variable function on the forth substituent. It was shownExpand
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Furans in polymer chemistry
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The furan counterpart of poly(ethylene terephthalate): An alternative material based on renewable resources
ALESSANDRO GANDINI, ARMANDO J. D. SILVESTRE, CARLOS PASCOAL NETO,ANDREIA F. SOUSA, MO´ NICA GOMESDepartment of Chemistry, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, PortugalReceived 30 SeptemberExpand
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