In this work, the main chemical reactions conditions of a succession of specific chemical treatments used for the isolation of nanocellulose from sisal fibers were evaluated. The novelty of this work is the study done to analyze the effect of different reaction conditions (time or concentration)
in fiber structure and composition as well as in the characteristics of obtained cellulosic samples. In order to achieve this goal different physicochemical, thermal and morphological characterization techniques were used after each chemical treatment and the most suitable reaction conditions
were selected for the subsequent treatment. Moreover, the thermal stability evolution of cellulose nanocrystals during the dialysis process was evaluated.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 14 October 2017
This article was made available online on 28 March 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "Physico-Chemical and Morphological Characterization of Cellulosic Samples Obtained from Sisal Fibers".