Processing of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with polysaccharide nanocrystals.

@article{Dufresne2010ProcessingOP,
  title={Processing of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with polysaccharide nanocrystals.},
  author={Alain Dufresne},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={4111-28}
}
Aqueous suspensions of polysaccharide (cellulose, chitin or starch) nanocrystals can be prepared by acid hydrolysis of biomass. The main problem with their practical use is related to the homogeneous dispersion of these nanoparticles within a polymeric matrix. Water is the preferred processing medium. A new and interesting way for the processing of polysaccharide nanocrystals-based nanocomposites is their transformation into a co-continuous material through long chain surface chemical… CONTINUE READING