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

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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.

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Belosinschi, D., Tofanica, BM. A new bio-material with 3D lightweight network for energy and advanced applications. Cellulose 25, 897–902 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-018-1652-3

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Keywords

  • Cellulose
  • Fibers
  • Phosphorylation
  • Conductive polymers
  • Energy storage