Ball milling: A green technology for the preparation and functionalisation of nanocellulose derivatives

Carmen C. Piras, Susana Fernández-Prieto, Wim M. De Borggraeve*

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Ball milling is a simple, fast, cost-effective green technology with enormous potential. One of the most interesting applications of this technology in the field of cellulose is the preparation and the chemical modification of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibers. Although a number of studies have been reported in the literature, the potential of this technique in the field of cellulose nanoparticles has not been fully exploited. This minireview aims at putting existing work into perspective, highlighting the significance and the potential of this green, sustainable technique to facilitate the identification of areas of future development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-947
Number of pages11
JournalNanoscale Advances
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2019

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