Cellulose Nanocrystal (Nanocrystalline Cellulose,CNC)
Wide: 10-20 nm, Length: 300-900 nm, Dry powder
Crystalline Nanocellulose is cellulose in crystalline form, composed of nanosized cellulose fibrils. These submicroscopic particles, known as nanocellulose, have several features such as high strength, electro-magnetic response, large surface area, etc. There is a wide range of CNC application in different fields. We are glad to provide Nanocrystalline Cellulose with low price and high quality.
|Appearance (Form)||Dry powder (~4 wt.% moisture)|
|Average Particle Size||10-20 nm wide, 300-900 nm length|
|Cellulose Crystallinity (XRD)||92%|
|Decomposition Temperature of Crystalline Nanocellulose (TGA in N2)||349 oC|
Crystal structure of nanocellulose is consisting from packed array of needle-like crystals. These crystal structures are incredibly tough and their strength value is nearly eight times higher than stainless steel. Therefore, nanocellulose can be perfect building material for the future body armor studies.
Generally, separator parts inside batteries made up from thick and stiff material which cannot be used for bendable applications.
Instead of these materials, flexible and thin nanocellulose combined with graphene material, flexible battery as the one of the big dream in electrical industry can be produced.
Nanocellulose is bendable, transparent, light and strong material therefore it can easily take place of the plastic or glass.
In the future, nanocellulose will be one of the best material for bendable screen studies.
Nanocellulose can be used to filter and purify many types of liquids such as purifying saltwater to be drinkable, trapping dangerous chemicals in cigarette and filtering out blood cell during transfusion.
When the nanocellulose are mixed with the aerogel foam, incredibly porous and adsorbent material can be obtained that could make strong and light wound-dressing and tampons.
Nanocellulose can be obtained by algae and actually, this is quite cheap production method. Therefore, it will be possible to use it in serious bulk materials. In the cars, components from stuff to interior trim will be produced from the light composites reinforced with nanocellulose. By this way, decrease in the weight of the components will save the fuel consumption of the cars.
During the production of nanocellulose by algae, it is possible to obtain biofuel at the same time by changing the DNA of the helpful bugs. Result of these process actually will not produce real nanocellulose material, but it will bring into useful byproduct.
Frequently Asked Questions About CNF
Nanocrystals are produced by sulfuric acid hydrolysis.
No, no binders are used during production.
Deionized water is the typical medium for dispersion. Tap water is usable but the CNC particle association will be higher. Aprotic solvents such as DMSO, DMF and ethylene glycol are usable, as are mixtures of water with alcohols.
Our CNC which is extracted from cellulose, the main building block of trees and plants, is a redispersible powder of uniform acyclic nanometric crystals.
Their size, shape, and charge lead to unique behavior in suspensions. The high chemical reactivity of the crystal surfaces, through hydroxyl and sulfate groups, makes CNC customizable for various applications. The heat stability of the crystals allows high-temperature applications up to 280°C.
The main chemical group that is present on cellulosic products, including our CNC, is hydroxyl (OH) groups (both secondary and primary). In addition, our CNC contains sulphate (half-ester) groups that are introduced during the acid hydrolysis process.
TEM Image of Crystaliline Nanocellulose CNC NG01NC0101