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- Zhang, Jun, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- ACS sustainable chemistry 2017 v.5 no.11 pp. 11117-11123
- aerogels; calorimeters; cellulose; chlorides; combustion; cotton; flame retardants; heat; ionic liquids; nanoparticles; porous media; pulp; scanning electron microscopy; silica; sol-gel processing; spectrometers; surface area; thermogravimetry; transmittance
- ... Cellulose–silica composite aerogels were prepared by in situ formation of silica nanoparticles via a two-step sol–gel process in cellulose gel, which was prepared by dissolving cotton pulp in 1-allyl-methylimidazole chloride ionic liquid (AmimCl) and then regenerating from AmimCl/water bath. Related properties were investigated with ultraviolet–visible spectrometer, scanning electron microscopy, c ...
- Zhang, Jun, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- ACS sustainable chemistry 2017 v.5 no.6 pp. 5127-5133
- biomass; cellulose; chlorides; corn husks; ionic liquids; models; modulus of elasticity; nanocomposites; nanocrystals; straw; tensile strength; value added
- ... It is attractive and meaningful to effectively utilize agricultural straws for preparing high value-added materials. In this work, we employ corn husk as a model substance for agricultural straws. By using microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) as an adhesive and reinforcing phase, direct utilization of corn husk is achieved, and consequently, corn husk/MCC films are fabricated in an ionic liquid 1-ally ...