Cellulose Research

Cellulose Research

Cellulose is an important polysaccharide, which is the material of plant cell support material. Cellulose, as a biodegradable and green material, comes from a wide range of sources. Herbaceous and woody plants provide a green and stable source of raw materials for cellulose production. It has many applications, whether in traditional industries such as wood, paper, medical biomaterials, or plant-based charcoal materials.

CD BioSciences is committed to providing professional, comprehensive, and advanced biophysical analytical techniques to characterize the structure of plant cellulose, thereby opening up more possibilities for future cellulose research and applications.


Extraction of Cellulose

Biophysical techniques, such as ultrasonic treatment, microwave-assisted extraction, and high-pressure homogenization, can effectively extract cellulose from plants without chemical reagents or with less. These techniques disrupt the plant cell walls through the action of physical forces, making it easier to release cellulose from the plant tissues.

Structural Analysis of Cellulose

Biophysical techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), infrared spectroscopy (IR), Raman spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) have been widely used to characterize the structure of cellulose. Information such as cellular parameters, crystallinity, and chemical structure of cellulose can be determined by X-ray diffraction patterns and IR spectrograms. AFM techniques reveal the fiber diameter, surface roughness, and arrangement between fibers, thus revealing the structural characteristics of cellulose. In addition, the NMR spectra of cellulose samples can be measured to obtain the interatomic connections and spatial configurations in cellulose molecules, thus revealing their molecular structures. This information is essential for understanding the mechanical properties and thermal stability of cellulose.

Cellulose Pyrolysis Products

Cellulose pyrolysis is a process in which biomass is pyrolyzed in the complete absence or presence of a small amount of oxygen, resulting in the production of liquid and solid products, and gases. The chemical structure and functional groups of cellulose pyrolysis products can be analyzed by infrared spectroscopy. In addition, the NMR technique can further reveal the spatial configuration and connection mode of the molecules in the pyrolysis products; the mass and thermal stability can be measured by thermogravimetric analysis, which in turn provides an important theoretical basis for the application of cellulose pyrolysis products.

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CD BioSciences, as a biophysics specialist, has rich experience and professional technical support focusing on cellulose structure characterization to further reveal the physical and chemical properties of cellulose. If you need our services, please contact us.

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