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We demonstrate a simple but highly efficient technique to introduce multifunctional properties to cellulose fiber networks by wetting them with ethyl-cyanoacrylate monomer solutions containing various suspended organic submicrometer particles or inorganic nanoparticles. Solutions can be applied on cellulosic surfaces by simple solution casting techniques or by dip coating, both being suitable for large area applications. Immediately after solvent evaporation, ethyl-cyanoacrylate starts cross-linking around cellulose fibers under ambient conditions because of naturally occurring surface hydroxyl groups and adsorbed moisture, encapsulating them with a hydrophobic polymer shell. Furthermore, by dispersing various functional particles in the monomer solutions, hydrophobic ethyl-cyanoacrylate nanocomposites with desired functionalities can be formed around the cellulose fibers. To exhibit the versatility of the …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
21 Sep 2011

Ilker S Bayer, Despina Fragouli, Agnese Attanasio, Barbara Sorce, Giovanni Bertoni, Rosaria Brescia, Riccardo Di Corato, Teresa Pellegrino, Maria Kalyva, Stefania Sabella, Pier Paolo Pompa, Roberto Cingolani, Athanassia Athanassiou

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Volume: 3 Issue: 10 Pages: 4024-4031
ACS applied materials & interfaces