Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Tailoring cellulose surfaces by controlled polymerization methods
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8194-0058
2013 (English)In: Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, ISSN 1022-1352, E-ISSN 1521-3935, Vol. 214, no 14, 1539-1544 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cellulose, with its excellent mechanical properties and low weight, would be highly advantageous to employ in bioplastics and biocomposites applications. However, to expand the utilization of cellulose beyond its traditional uses, a modification of the fiber surface is often a prerequisite. One approach is to graft polymer chains on the surface in order to compatibilize the fibers with a non-polar polymer matrix or to introduce functionalities. By exploiting controlled polymerization methods such as ATRP, RAFT, ROP, and ROMP, the surface of the fibers can be carefully tailored. Herein, an overview on controlled, heterogeneous grafting of cellulose fibers and fibrils employing both "grafting from" and "grafting to" methodologies is provided, focusing on the latest findings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 214, no 14, 1539-1544 p.
Keyword [en]
biomaterials, cellulose, controlled polymerization, grafting, surface modification
National Category
Polymer Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134071DOI: 10.1002/macp.201300272ISI: 000327699400001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84880328514OAI: diva2:664914
Swedish Research CouncilFormas

QC 20131118

Available from: 2013-11-18 Created: 2013-11-15 Last updated: 2014-01-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Carlmark, Anna
By organisation
Coating Technology
In the same journal
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Polymer Chemistry

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 124 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link