Improving the reproducibility of chemical reactions on the surface of cellulose nanocrystals: ROP of ε-caprolactone as a case study

@article{Labet2011ImprovingTR,
  title={Improving the reproducibility of chemical reactions on the surface of cellulose nanocrystals: ROP of $\epsilon$-caprolactone as a case study},
  author={Marianne Labet and Wim Thielemans},
  journal={Cellulose},
  year={2011},
  volume={18},
  pages={607-617}
}
In our group, we work on the surface modification of cellulose nanocrystals. During this work, we have encountered reproducibility issues when the same reactions were performed on nanocrystals from different hydrolysis batches, indicating a variable surface composition. Given the inherent purity of the nanoparticles themselves, this issue was believed to be due to the presence of adsorbed species at the surface of the nanocrystals blocking reactive sites. To investigate this in detail… 

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