Structural investigation of cellulose nanocrystals extracted from chili leftover and their reinforcement in cariflex-IR rubber latex.

@article{Nagalakshmaiah2016StructuralIO,
  title={Structural investigation of cellulose nanocrystals extracted from chili leftover and their reinforcement in cariflex-IR rubber latex.},
  author={Malladi Nagalakshmaiah and Nadia El Kissi and G{\'e}rard Mortha and Alain Dufresne},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2016},
  volume={136},
  pages={945-54}
}
The morphology and chemical composition of chili fibres were investigated. Unusual low lignin content was found when compared to other annual plants. High aspect ratio cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) were prepared from these fibres by an acid hydrolysis treatment. CNCs extracted from chili leftover were characterized using FT-IR, AFM, TGA and XRD to access their functional, structural, thermal and crystallinity properties, respectively. The length and diameter of the chili leftover CNC were 90… CONTINUE READING