Application of nanocrystalline cellulose: Processing and biomedical applications

Aamir H. Bhat*, Y. K. Dasan, Imran Khan, H. Soleimani, Amil Usmani

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Nanocrystalline cellulose is a renewable nanomaterial that has gained a lot of attention for its use as a biomedical material due to its exceptional physical and biological properties, such as surface chemistry, low toxicity, biodegradability, and biocompatibility. These nanocrystalline cellulose-based biomedical materials are widely utilized in medical implants, drug delivery systems, wound healing, tissue engineering, cardiovascular disease, and antibacterial/antimicrobial activities. This chapter gives a brief description of the extraction, modification, and characteristics of nanocrystalline cellulose. The study also discusses the various processing techniques of Nanocrystalline-based nanocomposites. Furthermore, it provides an overview of the most recent advancements in nanocrystalline cellulose and their nanocomposites in the biomedical field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCellulose-Reinforced Nanofibre Composites
Subtitle of host publicationProduction, Properties and Applications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780081009659
ISBN (Print)9780081009574
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Biocompatibility
  • Biomedical application
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanocrystalline cellulose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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