Plants, algae, and their derivatives paper, textiles, etc. are complex systems that are chiefly composed of a web of cellulose fibers. The arrangement of solvents within the polymeric structure is of great importance since cellulose degradation is strongly influenced by water accessibility. Here we show a model based on small angle neutron scattering (SANS) data able to deconvolve the scattering contributions of both polymeric structures and solvent clusters trapped along the polymeric fibers. The relevance of our model resides in the exploitation of a large number of biopolymer networks that are known to share structures similar to that of cellulose.

De Spirito, M., Papi, M., Maulucci, G., Castellano, G., Missori, M., Water hydration of biopolymers: The case of cellulose in ancient paper-a SANS study, in Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", (Varenna, 29-June 09-July 2010), IOS Press, Varenna 2012: 341-346 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/54265]

Water hydration of biopolymers: The case of cellulose in ancient paper-a SANS study

De Spirito, Marco;Papi, Massimiliano;Maulucci, Giuseppe;
2012

Abstract

Plants, algae, and their derivatives paper, textiles, etc. are complex systems that are chiefly composed of a web of cellulose fibers. The arrangement of solvents within the polymeric structure is of great importance since cellulose degradation is strongly influenced by water accessibility. Here we show a model based on small angle neutron scattering (SANS) data able to deconvolve the scattering contributions of both polymeric structures and solvent clusters trapped along the polymeric fibers. The relevance of our model resides in the exploitation of a large number of biopolymer networks that are known to share structures similar to that of cellulose.
Inglese
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Complex Materials in Physics and Biology
Varenna
29-giu-2010
9-lug-2010
978-161499070-3
De Spirito, M., Papi, M., Maulucci, G., Castellano, G., Missori, M., Water hydration of biopolymers: The case of cellulose in ancient paper-a SANS study, in Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", (Varenna, 29-June 09-July 2010), IOS Press, Varenna 2012: 341-346 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/54265]
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