Plant Nanomaterials and Inspiration from Nature : Water Interactions and Hierarchically Structured Hydrogels

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Recent developments in the area of plant-based hydrogels are introduced, especially those derived from wood as a widely available, multiscale, and hierarchical source of nanomaterials, as well as other cell wall elements. With water being fundamental in a hydrogel, water interactions, hydration, and swelling, all critically important in designing, processing, and achieving the desired properties of sustainable and functional hydrogels, are highlighted. A plant, by itself, is a form of a hydrogel, at least at given states of development, and for this reason phenomena such as fluid transport, diffusion, capillarity, and ionic effects are examined. These aspects are highly relevant not only to plants, especially lignified tissues, but also to the porous structures produced after removal of water (foams, sponges, cryogels, xerogels, and aerogels). Thus, a useful source of critical and comprehensive information is provided regarding the synthesis of hydrogels from plant materials (and especially wood nanostructures), and about the role of water, not only for processing but for developing hydrogel properties and uses.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivumäärä31
JulkaisuAdvanced Materials
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä14 kesäkuuta 2020
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaSähköinen julkaisu (e-pub) ennen painettua julkistusta - 14 kesäkuuta 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA2 Arvio tiedejulkaisuussa (artikkeli)

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