A versatile method for the surface tailoring of cellulose nanocrystal building blocks by acylation with functional vinyl esters.

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Herein we propose a versatile method for the surface tailoring of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) based on the reactivity of vinyl ester molecules toward the accessible hydroxyl groups located at the surface of the nanoparticles. CNCs produced from wood pulp were acylated in various conditions, with potassium carbonate as catalyst and under microwave… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.03.077

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@article{Brand2017AVM, title={A versatile method for the surface tailoring of cellulose nanocrystal building blocks by acylation with functional vinyl esters.}, author={J. G. H. Van den Brand and Gilles Pecastaings and Gilles S{\`e}be}, journal={Carbohydrate polymers}, year={2017}, volume={169}, pages={189-197} }