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Cellulose nanocrystals: synthesis, functional properties, and applications

Overview of attention for article published in Nanotechnology Science and Applications, November 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

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1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
Cellulose nanocrystals: synthesis, functional properties, and applications
Published in
Nanotechnology Science and Applications, November 2015
DOI 10.2147/nsa.s64386
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Authors

Johnsy George, Sabapathi S N

Abstract

Cellulose nanocrystals are unique nanomaterials derived from the most abundant and almost inexhaustible natural polymer, cellulose. These nanomaterials have received significant interest due to their mechanical, optical, chemical, and rheological properties. Cellulose nanocrystals primarily obtained from naturally occurring cellulose fibers are biodegradable and renewable in nature and hence they serve as a sustainable and environmentally friendly material for most applications. These nanocrystals are basically hydrophilic in nature; however, they can be surface functionalized to meet various challenging requirements, such as the development of high-performance nanocomposites, using hydrophobic polymer matrices. Considering the ever-increasing interdisciplinary research being carried out on cellulose nanocrystals, this review aims to collate the knowledge available about the sources, chemical structure, and physical and chemical isolation procedures, as well as describes the mechanical, optical, and rheological properties, of cellulose nanocrystals. Innovative applications in diverse fields such as biomedical engineering, material sciences, electronics, catalysis, etc, wherein these cellulose nanocrystals can be used, are highlighted.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 982 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 185 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 176 18%
Student > Master 150 15%
Researcher 106 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 60 6%
Other 121 12%
Unknown 188 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 169 17%
Engineering 124 13%
Chemical Engineering 118 12%
Materials Science 115 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 61 6%
Other 139 14%
Unknown 260 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 February 2021.
All research outputs
#2,218,134
of 17,673,294 outputs
Outputs from Nanotechnology Science and Applications
#10
of 51 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#43,614
of 290,386 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nanotechnology Science and Applications
#2
of 3 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,673,294 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 87th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 51 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 78% of its peers.
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