Presently, a plenty of concerns related to the environment are due to the overuse of petroleum-based chemicals and products; the synthesis of functional materials, starting from the natural sources, is the current trend in research. The interest for nanocellulose has recently increased in a huge range of fields, from the material science to the biomedical engineering. Nanocellulose gained this leading role because of several reasons: its natural abundance on this planet, the excellent mechanical and optical features, the good biocompat-ibility and the attractive capability of undergoing surface chemical modifications. Nanocellulose surface tuning techniques are adopted by the high reactivity of the hydroxyl groups available; the chemical modifications are mainly performed to introduce either charged or hydrophobic moieties that include amination, esterification, oxidation, silylation, carboxymethylation, epoxidation, sulfonation, thiol-and azido-functional capability. Despite the several already published papers regarding nanocellulose, the aim of this review involves discussing the surface chemical functional capability of nanocellulose and the subsequent applications in the main areas of nanocellulose research, such as drug delivery, biosensing/ bioimaging, tissue regeneration and bioprinting, according to these modifications. The final goal of this review is to provide a novel and unusual overview on this topic that is con-tinuously under expansion for its intrinsic sophisticated properties.

Surface-modified nanocellulose for application in biomedical engineering and nanomedicine: A review / Tortorella S.; Buratti V.V.; Maturi M.; Sambri L.; Comes Franchini M.; Locatelli E.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NANOMEDICINE. - ISSN 1176-9114. - ELETTRONICO. - 15:(2020), pp. 9909-9937. [10.2147/IJN.S266103]

Surface-modified nanocellulose for application in biomedical engineering and nanomedicine: A review

Tortorella S.;Buratti V. V.;Maturi M.;Sambri L.;Comes Franchini M.;Locatelli E.
2020

Abstract

Presently, a plenty of concerns related to the environment are due to the overuse of petroleum-based chemicals and products; the synthesis of functional materials, starting from the natural sources, is the current trend in research. The interest for nanocellulose has recently increased in a huge range of fields, from the material science to the biomedical engineering. Nanocellulose gained this leading role because of several reasons: its natural abundance on this planet, the excellent mechanical and optical features, the good biocompat-ibility and the attractive capability of undergoing surface chemical modifications. Nanocellulose surface tuning techniques are adopted by the high reactivity of the hydroxyl groups available; the chemical modifications are mainly performed to introduce either charged or hydrophobic moieties that include amination, esterification, oxidation, silylation, carboxymethylation, epoxidation, sulfonation, thiol-and azido-functional capability. Despite the several already published papers regarding nanocellulose, the aim of this review involves discussing the surface chemical functional capability of nanocellulose and the subsequent applications in the main areas of nanocellulose research, such as drug delivery, biosensing/ bioimaging, tissue regeneration and bioprinting, according to these modifications. The final goal of this review is to provide a novel and unusual overview on this topic that is con-tinuously under expansion for its intrinsic sophisticated properties.
2020
Surface-modified nanocellulose for application in biomedical engineering and nanomedicine: A review / Tortorella S.; Buratti V.V.; Maturi M.; Sambri L.; Comes Franchini M.; Locatelli E.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NANOMEDICINE. - ISSN 1176-9114. - ELETTRONICO. - 15:(2020), pp. 9909-9937. [10.2147/IJN.S266103]
Tortorella S.; Buratti V.V.; Maturi M.; Sambri L.; Comes Franchini M.; Locatelli E.
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