Chitin Nanowhisker Aerogels

Abstract

Chitin nanowhiskers are structured into mesoporous aerogels by using the same benign process used previously in our group to make cellulose nanowhisker aerogels. The nanowhiskers are sonicated in water to form a hydrogel before solvent-exchange with ethanol and drying under supercritical CO2 (scCO2 ). Aerogels are prepared with various densities and… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200717

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@inproceedings{Heath2013ChitinNA, title={Chitin Nanowhisker Aerogels}, author={Lindy Heath and Lifan Zhu and Wim Thielemans}, booktitle={ChemSusChem}, year={2013} }