Adhesive Layer-by-Layer Films of Carboxymethylated Cellulose Nanofibril Dopamine Covalent Bioconjugates Inspired by Marine Mussel Threads
2012 (English)In: ACS Nano, ISSN 1936-0851, Vol. 6, no 6, 4731-4739 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The preparation of multifunctional films and coatings from sustainable, low-cost raw materials has attracted considerable interest during the past decade. In this respect, cellulose-based products possess great promise due not only to the availability of large amounts of cellulose in nature but also to the new classes of nanosized and well-characterized building blocks of cellulose being prepared from trees or annual plants. However, to fully utilize the inherent properties of these nanomaterials, facile and also sustainable preparation routes are needed. In this work, bioinspired hybrid conjugates of carboxymethylated cellulose nanofibrils (CNFC) and dopamine (DOPA) have been prepared and layer-by-layer (LbL) films of these modified nanofibrils have been built up in combination with a branched polyelectrolyte, polyethyleneimine (PEI), to obtain robust, adhesive, and wet-stable nanocoatings on solid surfaces. It is shown that the chemical functionalization of CNFCs with DOPA molecules alters their conventional properties both in liquid dispersion and at the interface and also influences the LbL. film formation by reducing the electrostatic interaction. Although the CNFC-DOPA conjugates show a lower colloidal stability in aqueous dispersions due to charge suppression, it was possible to prepare the LbL films through the consecutive deposition of the building blocks. Adhesive forces between muttilayer films prepared using chemically functionalized CNFCs and a silica probe are much stronger in the presence of Fe3+ than those between a multilayer film prepared from unmodified nanofibrils and a silica probe. The present work demonstrates a facile way to prepare chemically functionalized cellulose nanofibrils whereby more extended applications can produce novel cellulose-based materials with different functionalities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 6, no 6, 4731-4739 p.
Adhesion, Nanofibrillated cellulose, Chemical functionalization, Dopamine, Layer-by-layer
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50371DOI: 10.1021/nn204620jISI: 000305661300021ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84862858659OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-50371DiVA: diva2:461689
FunderEU, European Research Council, 214660
QC 201207312011-12-052011-12-052014-10-16Bibliographically approved