18. Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Cellulosic Bionanocomposites

  1. Alain Dufresne1,
  2. Sabu Thomas2 and
  3. Laly A. Pothen3
  1. Anayancy Osorio-Madrazo and
  2. Marie-Pierre Laborie

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118609958.ch18

Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Osorio-Madrazo, A. and Laborie, M.-P. (2013) Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Cellulosic Bionanocomposites, in Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications (eds A. Dufresne, S. Thomas and L. A. Pothen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118609958.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), The International School of Paper, Print Media, and Biomaterials (Pagora), Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex, France

  2. 2

    School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118218358

Online ISBN: 9781118609958

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Keywords:

  • cellulose nanofibers;
  • cellulose nanofibers (CNFs);
  • crystallizable biopolymers;
  • crystallization kinetics;
  • morphology;
  • thermal behavior;
  • thermoplastic polymers

Summary

This chapter highlights the impact of cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) on the thermal properties of polymers and provides insight into the composite morphologies down to the molecular scale. With a particular focus on semicrystalline biodegradable polymers, the chapter attempts to decipher the role of CNF surface attributes, shape, and loading amounts on morphological and thermal properties. Thus, the chapter reviews the theoretical framework of polymer transitions and crystallization kinetics for semicrystalline polymers. Finally, it discusses the morphology and thermal behavior (other than thermal stability) of specific cellulose/ biopolymer matrix materials.