Inside Back Cover: Ultralight, Flexible, and Fire-Resistant Carbon Nanofiber Aerogels from Bacterial Cellulose (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10/2013)

Authors

  • Zhen-Yu Wu,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Chao Li,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Dr. Hai-Wei Liang,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Prof. Dr. Jia-Fu Chen,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Prof. Dr. Shu-Hong Yu

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
    • Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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Abstract

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Carbon nanofiber aerogels can be fabricated on a large scale by using a low-cost biomass, bacterial cellulose, as a precursor, which can be produced industrially in a microbial fermentation process (see picture). As described by S. H. Yu and co-workers in their Communication on page 2925 ff., the aerogels are ultralight (a small piece can sit on a clover leaf), flexible, fire-resistant, and have a superior absorption capacity for organic solvents. Picture design: M.-R. Gao.

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