Formation of shear thinning gels from partially oxidised cellulose nanofibrils

Robert J. Crawford, Karen J. Edler, Saskia Lindhoud, Janet L. Scott, Gianfranco Unali

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Partially C(6) oxidised, dispersed cellulose nanofibres form shear thinning gels in the presence of moderate amounts of simple salts or surfactants providing a novel method to structure aqueous formulations, which may be of use in a substantial number of applications where it is desirable to enhance the viscosity of formulated materials using components from a renewable, sustainable source.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-303
JournalGreen chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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