Cross-linked bacterial cellulose networks using glyoxalization.

  title={Cross-linked bacterial cellulose networks using glyoxalization.},
  author={Franck Quero and M. Nogi and K W Lee and Geert Vanden Poel and Alexander Bismarck and Athanasios Mantalaris and Hiroyuki Yano and Stephen J Eichhorn},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  volume={3 2},
In this study, we demonstrate that bacterial cellulose (BC) networks can be cross-linked via glyoxalization. The fracture surfaces of samples show that, in the dry state, less delamination occurs for glyoxalized BC networks compared to unmodified BC networks, suggesting that covalent bond coupling between BC layers occurs during the glyoxalization process. Young's moduli of dry unmodified BC networks do not change significantly after glyoxalization. The stress and strain at failure are, however… CONTINUE READING