Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a natural polymer produced by different microbial cells. Its unique structural, physico-chemical, mechanical, thermal, and biological properties offer much potential for use in diverse applications in the biomedical, electronics, energy, and environmental fields, among others. This text provides an overview of the synthesis, characterization, modification, and application of BC. • Discusses sources, characterization, and biosynthesis of BC • Covers composites and aerogels based on BCs • Describes development of BCs from waste and challenges in large-scale production of BCs • Explores a variety of applications such as environmental, industrial, and biomedical This book will be of great interest to researchers and industry professionals in materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry, and other related fields seeking to learn about the synthesis and application of this important material.
Table of Contents
1. Cellulose: Sources, Properties and Application. 2. Bacterial Cellulose, History, and Biosynthesis. 3. Bacterial Cellulose Structural Characterization. 4. Challenges in Large-scale Production of Bacterial Cellulose. 5. Bacterial Cellulose Production From Cheap and Waste Resources. 6. Bacterial Cellulose Aerogels; Recent Development. 7. Synthetic Strategies for Bc Composites With Polymers and Nanomaterials. 8. Plant and Bacterial Cellulose as Food Ingredient. 9. Surface Modified BC for Environmental Applications. 10. BC Nanocomposite Membranes for Catalysis. 11. Development of BC Composites for Potential Applications in Medical Fields. 12. Cell-free Nanocellulose Synthesis: Mechanism, Characterization, and Applications. 13. Bacterial Cellulose Industries
Sher Bahadar Khan is Professor, Department of Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
Tehseen Kamal is with the Department of Chemistry and Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.