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TitleBacterial cellulose surface modification
Author(s)Silva, João P.
Andrade, F.
Gama, F. M.
Issue date16-Nov-2012
PublisherCRC Press
CitationSilva, João P.; Andrade, F.; Gama, F. M., Bacterial cellulose surface modification. In Miguel Gama, Paul Gatenholm, Dieter Klemm,, Bacterial Nanocellulose: a Sophisticated Multifunctional Material, Florence KY: CRC Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781439869918, 91-112
Abstract(s)The unique properties of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) provide the basis for a wide range of applications in human and veterinary medicine, odontology, pharmaceuticals, acoustic and filter membranes, biotechnological devices, and in the food and paper industry. In this chapter, an overview of surface modifications of bacterial cellulose is presented. Depending on the envisaged applications, chemical modifications, incorporation of bioactive molecules, modification of the porosity, crystallinity, and biodegradability may be obtained, further enlarging the potential of BNC.
TypeBook part
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/41508
ISBN9781439869918
Publisher versionhttp://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439869918
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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