Physicochemical Properties of Nanocellulose Extracted from Pineapple Leaf Fibres and Its Composites

  • Ismail Muhamad FareezEmail author
  • Nazmul Haque
  • Der Juin Ooi
  • Ainil Hawa Jasni
  • Fauziah Abd Aziz
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Significant advancement on cellulose-based biomaterial research has also led to the development of nano-sized pineapple leaf cellulose fibres with wide application potentials. The present chapter presents the comprehensive review of cellulose fibre structure extracted from different pineapple varieties, covering some aspects related to the structure of this natural cellulose in terms of its morphology, chemical, physical and mechanical properties. This chapter also briefly introduces the fundamentals of nanocellulose and discussed the isolation and properties of pineapple leaf cellulose nanofibrils, nanofibrillated cellulose and cellulose nanocrystals in view to open further areas of composite study on the ideal selection of these nanomaterials for industrial use.


Cellulose Pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) Nanocellulose Crystallinity Mechanical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ismail Muhamad Fareez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nazmul Haque
    • 1
  • Der Juin Ooi
    • 1
  • Ainil Hawa Jasni
    • 2
  • Fauziah Abd Aziz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Oral Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of DentistryMAHSA UniversityJenjaromMalaysia
  2. 2.Chemical Defense Research Centre (CHEMDEF), National Defence University of MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsCentre of Defense Foundation Studies, National Defence University of MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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