On the ultrastructure of cellulose microfibrils

  title={On the ultrastructure of cellulose microfibrils},
  author={Itzhak Ohad and D. Mejzler},
Statistical formulae based on generally accepted models for cellulose microfibril structure were developed to calculate the mean length of microfibril segments which do not contain molecular chain-ends, i.e., “continuous segments.” The calculated length of such “continuous segments” for microfibrils of 2–3 mμ cross section, containing molecules of a degree of polymerization from 2 × 103 to 6 × 103, is in the range of 300–1500 A. The relationship between “continuous segments” and crystalline and… CONTINUE READING