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Patience is a virtue: self-assembly and physico-chemical properties of cellulose nanocrystal allomorphs

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Delepierre Gwendoline, Eyley Samuel, Thielemans Wim, Weder Christoph, Cranston Emily D., Zoppe Justin O.,
Project Symmetric and Asymmetric Twisted Nanorods with End-Tethered Polymer Chains
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Nanoscale
Volume (Issue) 12(33)
Page(s) 17480 - 17493
Title of proceedings Nanoscale
DOI 10.1039/d0nr04491a


The self-assembly behavior of CNCs from cellulose II is different than cellulose I, despite having similar shape, surface charge density and a right-handed twist. Longer pitch chiral nematic liquid crystals formed but over much longer time periods.