Physicists from the University of Luxembourg have recently made significant steps forward in resolving some of the outstanding research questions about cellulose. Their findings have been published in the prestigious journals Angewandte Chemie and Communications Materials. Cellulose is everywhere. What do your jeans, broccoli, paper, trees in the forest and one of the hottest nanoparticles in current international materials research have in common? As unrelated as these items may appear at first sight, they are all made of the polymer cellulose. It is actually not so surprising that cellulose appears in so many contexts, because it is the single most abundant polymer on earth, synthesized in every plant in order to give it strength and structure.
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Isolation of Cellulose-Degrading Bacteria and Determination of Their Cellulolytic Potential
Some species of bacteria secrete it to form biofilms. Cellulose is mainly used to produce paperboard and paper. Smaller quantities are converted into a wide variety of derivative products such as cellophane and rayon. Conversion of cellulose from energy crops into biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol is under development as a renewable fuel source.
Read Part 2 of this series on cellulose filter paper to explore how different properties can influence the filter paper choice for your application. Paper filtration is an effective separation method, supporting various applications in industry and research. In the first part of this blog series , we covered a few initial considerations for efficient filtration of your sample.