Origin of chiral interactions in cellulose supra-molecular microfibrils

Khandelwal, M and Windle, A (2014) Origin of chiral interactions in cellulose supra-molecular microfibrils. Carbohydrate Polymers, 106 (1). pp. 128-131. ISSN 0144-8617

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The formation of a chiral-nematic phase from cellulose nanowhiskers has been frequently reported in the literature. The most popular theory used to explain the chiral interactions is that of twisted morphology of cellulose nanowhiskers. Two possible origins of twist have been suggested: the intrinsic chirality of cellulose chains and result of interaction of chiral surfaces. High resolution SEM and AFM have been used to locate twists in cellulose microfibrils and nanowhiskers. The origin of the twisted morphology in cellulose microfibrils has been studied with reference to the protein aggregation theory

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cellulose; Chiral interactions; Chiral-nematic; Supramolecule
Subjects: Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Material Science Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 10:13
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 10:13
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1215
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.01.050
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