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Isolation and characterization of microcrystalline cellulose from oil palm biomass residue

Overview of attention for article published in Carbohydrate Polymers, January 2013
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Title
Isolation and characterization of microcrystalline cellulose from oil palm biomass residue
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Carbohydrate Polymers, January 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.01.035
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M.K. Mohamad Haafiz, S.J. Eichhorn, Azman Hassan, M. Jawaid

Abstract

In this work, we successfully isolated microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) from oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) fiber-total chlorine free (TCF) pulp using acid hydrolysis method. TCF pulp bleaching carried out using an oxygen-ozone-hydrogen peroxide bleaching sequence. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy indicates that acid hydrolysis does not affect the chemical structure of the cellulosic fragments. The morphology of the hydrolyzed MCC was investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), showing a compact structure and a rough surface. Furthermore, atomic force microscopy (AFM) image of the surface indicates the presence of spherical features. X-ray diffraction (XRD) shows that the MCC produced is a cellulose-I polymorph, with 87% crystallinity. The MCC obtained from OPEFB-pulp is shown to have a good thermal stability. The potential for a range of applications such as green nano biocomposites reinforced with this form of MCC and pharmaceutical tableting material is discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 2 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Unknown 565 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 92 16%
Student > Bachelor 84 15%
Student > Master 66 12%
Researcher 42 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 39 7%
Other 96 17%
Unknown 151 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 103 18%
Engineering 72 13%
Materials Science 49 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 44 8%
Chemical Engineering 41 7%
Other 78 14%
Unknown 183 32%
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