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CELLULOSE INNOVATIONS: FROM NANOSCALE TO NOVEL FUNCTIONS

Biological materials are synthesized by living organisms in a variety of sophisticated structures for unique functions that has also served as inspirations for advanced materials. Material development and generation from biomass is envisioned to take advantages of these unique structural attributes while weighing in ways to overcome processing challenges. This paper highlights diverse green chemistry and engineering approaches to generate 1 D nanocelluloses to 3 D hierarchical functional materials from nature’s most abundant and renewable polymer. Biological nanomaterial innovations can offer versatile solutions to meet future demand in advanced fibrous and functional materials while reduce demand on fossil fuel resources and minimize negative environmental impact from our food and energy systems.

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