• Nishtha Singh
  • Sonal Upadhyay
  • Nidhi MishraEmail author
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Cellulose being the most ample natural-based polymer has been recently nanostructured in the form of potential nanocellulose. Cellulose fibers at nanoscale also known as nanocellulose or cellulosic nanoparticles have been prepared utilizing various procedures. These serve as distinctive constituents based on which materials are produced with enhanced potential and performance. Basically, based on the procedures involved for the production, these have been classified into two categories – microfibrillated cellulose and nanocrystals of cellulose. They have the full potential to be an eco material. This chapter highlights the synthesis and significance of nanocellulose as environmental friendly, biodegradable, and recyclable nanoparticle making them potential candidates for various applications and processing of other polymer composites at nanoscale.


Nanocellulose Synthesis Biodegradable Polymer Hemicellulose Lignin Nanofibers Nanocrystals Filtration Centrifugation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Applied Science DivisionIndian Institute of Information TechnologyAllahabadIndia

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