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Bacterial NanoCellulose

A Sophisticated Multifunctional Material, 1st Edition

Edited by Miguel Gama, Paul Gatenholm, Dieter Klemm

CRC Press

304 pages | 145 B/W Illus.

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Bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) is an emerging nanomaterial with unique properties produced by several species of ubiquitous fermentation bacteria, most importantly Gluconacetobacter xylinus, previously known as Acetobacter xylinum. BNC has been used for a variety of commercial applications including textiles, cosmetics, and food products, and it has a high potential for medical applications.

Bacterial NanoCellulose: A Sophisticated Multifunctional Material provides the state of the art of scientific knowledge about the mechanism of cellulose production by bacteria along with pointing out challenges in expansion of BNC production in large scale. It provides the latest update on BNC structure and its modification, as well as comprehensive information about current and future applications of BNC.

This seminal work covers the basic science, technology, and economic impact of this bulk chemical as well as the companies and patents that are driving the field. It reviews the biosynthesis and properties of BNC.

Table of Contents

Biosynthesis of Bacterial Cellulose

Inder M. Saxena and R. Malcolm Brown, Jr.

Effect of Cultivation Conditions on the Structure and Morphological Properties of BNC Biomaterials with a Focus on Vascular Grafts

Paul Gatenholm, Kim Höglund, Sara Johannesson, Maja Puchades, Christian Brackmann, Annika Enejder, and Lisbeth Olsson

Large-Scale Production of BNC: State and Challenges

Dana Kralisch and Nadine Hessler

Tough Bacterial Nanocellulose Hydrogels Based on the Double-Network Technique

Anamul Haque, Takayuki Kurokawa, and Jian Ping Gong

Bacterial Cellulose Surface Modifications

João P. Silva, Fábia K. Andrade, and Francisco Miguel Gama

Nematic Ordered Cellulose Templates

Tetsuo Kondo

Applications and Products—Nata de Coco

Muenduen Phisalaphong and Nadda Chiaoprakobkij

Wound Dressings and Cosmetic Materials from Bacterial Nanocellulose

Stanislaw Bielecki, Halina Kalinowska, Alina Krystynowicz, Katarzyna Kubiak, Marek Kołodziejczyk, and Manu de Groeve

Bacterial Nanocellulose Hydrogels Designed as Bioartificial Medical Implants

Dieter Klemm, Hannes Ahrem, Friederike Kramer, Wolfgang Fried, Jens Wippermann, and Raimund W. Kinne

Bacterial Nanocellulose Biomaterials with Controlled Architecture for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds and Customizable Implants

Paul Gatenholm, Joel Berry, Andrea Rojas, Michael B. Sano, Rafael V. Davalos, Kara Johnson, and Laurie O´Rourke

Biomimetic Mineralization of Apatite on Bacterial Cellulose

Thi Thi Nge and Junji Sugiyama

Bacterial Nanocellulose as a Structured Platform for Conductive Biopolymers

Fernando Dourado, Daliana Muller, Catarina Nunes, Carlos Rambo, and Guilherme Mariz de Oliveira Barra

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Perspectives in Nanotechnology

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MEDICAL / Biotechnology