Many highly acclaimed and authoritative books on polymer science tend to focus on synthetic polymers. Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives is the first authoritative book on the subject. It examines recent developments, with particular reference to cellulose (in aqueous alkali) and cellulose acetate. Packed with examples, the author takes an in-depth look at the topic, using the most reliable experimental data available. A comprehensive approach to the fundamental principles of cellulose and its derivatives in solution makes Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives ideal reading for novices as well as experienced cellulose scientists.

Key Features

* Outlines the theoretical fundamentals of cellulose and cellulose derivatives * Presents comprehensive and reliable experimental results in figures and tables * Highly illustrated and easy to read


Experienced cellulose scientists and students new to the field

Table of Contents

Introduction 1.1 Cellulose: The Most Abundant Natural Organic Compound
1.2 New Era of Cellulose Derivatives as Artificial Materials in Middle 19th Century: Cellulose Chemical Industries
1.3 Emergence of Polymer Science in 1920s
1.4 Further Development of Molecular Characterization of Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives during 1940s-1970s
1.5 Solved and Unsolved Problems in Molecular Characterization of Cellulose Derivatives in 1970's

Characterization of Molecular Structure of Cellulose Derivatives 2.1 Definitions of Molecular Structure Parameters
2.2 Total Degree of Substitution(DS)
2.3 Determination of Substituent Group among Three Hydroxyl Groups in Glucopyranose Unit
2.4 Molar Fraction of 8 kinds of Unsubstituted and Partially or Fully Substituted Glucopyranose Units
2.5 Thin-Layer Chromatography(TLC)
2.6 Sequence Distribution of Substituted and Unsubstituted Glucopyranose Units in Water-Soluble Cellulose Acetate Chain as Revealed by Enzymatic Degradation
2.7 Sodium Cellulose Sulfate as Blood Anti-coagulant
2.8 Sodium Salt of Carboxymethylcellulose as Absorbent towards Aqueous Liquid
2.9 Ripening of Viscose
2.10 Thermal Properties of Cellulose Acetate Solid
2.11 Surface Activity of Aqueous Solution of Cellulose Acetate

Molecular Properties of Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives 3.1 Sample Preparation
3.2 Fractionation
3.3 Membrane Osmometry(MO)
3.4 Vapor Pressure Osmometry(VPO)
3.5 Light Scattering(LS)
3.6 Viscometry
3.7 Sedimentati


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About the author

Kenji Kamide

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Asukano-Kita 1-7-26, Ikoma, Nara, 063-0134, Japan