A Novel Highly Porous Cellulosic Aerogel Regenerated by Solvent Exchange Mechanism


Kaya M. , Demir A., Akcay H. T.

JOURNAL OF POLYMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.27, no.8, pp.1801-1806, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10924-019-01476-1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF POLYMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1801-1806

Abstract

Cellulose acetate aerogel (CAA) regenerated with toluene solvent was first obtained and analysed in this work using several measurement techniques. CAA, a green and environmentally friendly material, with high thermal stability, water absorbency and a porous structure is a hopeful candidate as a superabsorbent and potential heat insulator for various applications. The obtained porous aerogel with a notable surface area (312.5m(2)/g) is thermally stable up to about 300 degrees C and super-absorbent (72.0g water/1.0g sample). Thereby, the present study can play an important role in developing production of cellulose acetate based green absorbent and potential aerogel materials for heat insulating. Moreover, this process is handily available at low cost, sustainable and favourable for many applications.