Structure and optical properties of plant cell wall bio-inspired materials: cellulose-lignin multilayer nanocomposites.

Interfacial affinity between lignin model compound (dehydrogenation polymer [DHP]) and cellulose nanocristals (CN) was studied before building a nanocomposite cellulose/lignin in multilayer form by spin-coating method. The adsorption isotherm of DHP was measured by ellipsometry at the liquid/CN film interface and showed that the surface concentration of… CONTINUE READING