3 years ago

A new bio-material with 3D lightweight network for energy and advanced applications

Dan Belosinschi, Bogdan-Marian Tofanica


A novel approach to modifying native cellulosic fibers by phosphorylation, glycerol grafting and further cross-linking by citric acid had been successfully investigated. The conductivity of the resulting cellulose-based material was measured to be 3 × 10−3 S cm−1, approximately 105 times as large as that in the initial fibers, while the volumetric mass density was 0.40 ± 0.03 g cm−3, similar with wood and wood products. These special properties and the capability to assemble these modified fibers into a paper sheet-like structure without altering the fiber morphology would boost the application of this new bio-based material, including its potential use as a conductive polymer for energy devices.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10570-018-1652-3

DOI: 10.1007/s10570-018-1652-3

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