Chapter 9. Bacterial Cellulose and Its Polymeric Nanocomposites

  1. Lucian A. Lucia2,3 and
  2. Orlando J. Rojas2
  1. Marie-Pierre G. Laborie

Published Online: 21 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307474.ch9

The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials

The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials

How to Cite

Laborie, M.-P. G. (2009) Bacterial Cellulose and Its Polymeric Nanocomposites, in The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials (eds L. A. Lucia and O. J. Rojas), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307474.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167864

Online ISBN: 9781444307474

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • bacterial cellulose and polymeric nanocomposites;
  • BC nanocomposites in situ polymerization;
  • BC utilization for optoelectronic devices;
  • BC nanocomposites by polymer impregnation and solution casting;
  • BC/biopolymer nanocomposites;
  • double networks (DN) and BC tensile properties;
  • BC nanocomposites via biomimetic approaches;
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD) and environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM);
  • hydrolyzed cellulose nanocrystals (CNXL)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Bacterial Cellulose: Biosynthesis and Basic Physical and Mechanical Properties

  • BC Nanocomposites by in situ Polymerization

  • BC Nanocomposites by Polymer Impregnation and Solution Casting

  • BC Nanocomposites via Biomimetic Approaches

  • BC/Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Bacterial Cellulose Nanocrystals

  • Conclusions and Prospects

  • References