Augmented properties of PVA hybrid nanocomposites containing cellulose nanocrystals and silver nanoparticles

  title={Augmented properties of PVA hybrid nanocomposites containing cellulose nanocrystals and silver nanoparticles},
  author={J. George and V. A. Sajeevkumar and K. Ramana and S. N. Sabapathy and Siddaramaiah},
  journal={Journal of Materials Chemistry},
PVA nanocomposites containing cellulose nanocrystals and silver nanoparticles have been prepared and their properties were investigated. Even though bacterial cellulose nanocrystals (BCNC) improved the mechanical properties of hydrophilic polymers like modulus and strength, they also contributed to increased brittleness. An attempt was made to reduce the brittleness of the films by incorporating Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) along with BCNC. The AgNPs could form complexes with the hydroxyl groups of… Expand
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