Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research
ISSN (Print): 2372-4668 ISSN (Online): 2372-4676 Website: Editor-in-chief: Mehrdad Hamidi, Javad Verdi
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Special Issue "Crystalline Cellulose: The Magic Industrial Material."

A special issue of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research (ISSN 2372-4676).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Sherif Shawky Zaki Hindi
Associate Professor, Department of Arid Land Agriculture, Faculty of Meteorology, Environment and Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdullaziz University, P.O. Box 80208, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

Special Issue Information

The aims of the current special issue are to:

  • Collect the recent achievements in the fields of cellulose and crystalline cellulose,
  • Present the outstanding results for synthesis and utilization of both micro- and nanocrystalline cellulose obtained by The Wood Technology Laboratory, King Abdullaziz University
  • Propose the suitable solutions to solve the technical obstacles facing these industries.

The scope of the current special issue are to:

  • Micro and nanocrystalline cellulose have been encountering technical obstacles in crystallization, drying and embedding into composites. Improvements of their production methods and their qualities can accelerate their commercialization and reduces their global prices. Spectroscopic studies of their self-assembly can be useful to overcome these difficulties. Accordingly, the suggested special issue will focus on the real enhancement of these valuable industries.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The topics to be covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Types of cellulose.
  • Cellulose production.
  • Crystalline cellulose definition: micro- and nano-scaled products.
  • Synthesis of microcrystalline cellulose.
  • Synthesis of nanocrystalline cellulose.
  • Quantitative and qualitative improvements in micro- and nanocrystalline cellulose production.
  • Utilization of microcrystalline cellulose in pharmaceutical and food industries.
  • Utilization of nanocrystalline cellulose in composite materials.
  • Utilization of nanocrystalline cellulose in liquid crystal display

The articles titles to be published in this special issue:

  • Hierarchical structure of cellulose in plant cell (Review article).
  • A molecular machine for construction of microcrystalline cellulose
  • Synonyms standardization of crystalline cellulosic products (Review article).
  • Utilization of cellulose nanocrystals in liquid crystal display (Review article).
  • Effect of species and cellulosic origin on crystallinity index, crystallite size and lattice spacing of cellulose I (Research article).
  • Cellulose nanocrystals: Synthesis from pruning wastes and characterization (Research article).
  • Synthesis of microcrystalline cellulose from agricultural wastes (Research article).
  • Recycled writing paper for microcrystalline cellulose synthesis (Research article).
  • Suitability of different lignocellulosic resources for cellulose production (Research article).
  • A novel delignification method for cellulose production from agricultural wastes (Research article).

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: June 10, 2017
Final Version Due: June 20, 2017
Special Issue Publishing Date: June, 2017

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Sherif Shawky Zaki Hindi at the address: <,>