Dispersion of Cellulose Crystallites by Nonionic Surfactants in a Hydrophobic Polymer Matrix

@inproceedings{Kim2009DispersionOC,
  title={Dispersion of Cellulose Crystallites by Nonionic Surfactants in a Hydrophobic Polymer Matrix},
  author={Jooyoun Kim and Gerardo A. Montero and Youssef Habibi and Juan P. Hinestroza and Jan Genzer and Dimitris S. Argyropoulos and Orlando J Rojas},
  year={2009}
}
Cellulose nanoparticles obtained by acid hydrolysis of cellulose paper were used to reinforce polystyrene composite films. The nonionic surfactant sorbitan monostearate was utilized to improve the dispersion properties of the hydrophilic cellulose in hydrophobic matrix and to prevent the formation of aggregates. Turbidity tests were used to measure dispersion stability of the cellulose crystallites in the hydrophobic solvent used in the composite manufacture. A correlation was found between the… CONTINUE READING
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