Fundamental aspects of the non-covalent modification of cellulose via polymer adsorption
Reviewartikel, 2021

The increasing need for new material applications based on cellulose demands increased functional diversity and thus new functionalisation/modification approaches. The non-covalent modification of cellulose fibres via the adsorption of functional polymers has emerged as a promising route for tailoring the properties of material. This review focuses on fundamental aspects of polymer adsorption on cellulose surfaces, where the adsorption of polyelectrolytes and non-polyelectrolytes are treated separately. Adsorption studies on model surfaces as well as cellulose macro-fibres are reviewed. A correlation of the adsorption findings with the Scheutjens-Fleer polymer adsorption theory is provided, allowing the fundamentals behind the polymer adsorption phenomenon and its context in utilization of cellulose fibres to be understood.

Polymer adsorption

Specific ionic effects

Layer-by layer assembly


Polyelectrolyte adsorption


Vishnu Arumughan

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Tillämpad kemi, Anette Larsson Group

Tiina Nypelö

Tiina Nypelö Group

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)

Merima Hasani

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemiteknik, Skogsindustriell kemiteknik

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)

Anette Larsson

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Tillämpad kemi, Anette Larsson Group

Advances in Colloid and Interface Science

0001-8686 (ISSN)

Vol. 298 102529



Pappers-, massa- och fiberteknik






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