Preparation of Nanocellulose via Transition Metal Salt-Catalyzed Hydrolysis Pathway

Nanocellulose was successfully prepared from microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) via nickel salt-catalyzed hydrolysis under mild reaction conditions of 45 °C for 15 min. The mild acid nickel salt-catalyzed hydrolysis was able to selectively depolymerize the amorphous regions of cellulose and retain its crystalline region, thus improving the crystallinity of… CONTINUE READING