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Structure characterization of bacterial cellulose during dehydration process

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  131596474,  2013 Kansas City, Missouri, July 21 - July 24, 2013. (doi: @2013
Authors:   Fang Lin, Jeffrey M. Catchmark
Keywords:   Bacterial cellulose X-ray diffraction dehydration.

Abstract. The structure of bacterial cellulose has been extensively studied by X-ray diffraction and other techniques. Most of the previous X-ray diffraction experiments have used freeze-dried and air-dried samples. In this study, a standard method using X-ray diffraction with a two-dimensional detector to monitor the crystal structure changes during the native cellulose dehydration process is established. The orientation of cellulose crystals during dehydration was also investigated.

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