Carbohydr Polym 2021 Jun 13;262:117934. Epub 2021 Mar 13.
Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B3, Canada; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S3G8, Canada.
Photoresponsive functionalized nanofilms were prepared via radical polymerization of carbazole units on a nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) backbone via one-pot procedure. Herein, NFC was functionalized with active carbazole units as pendant organic moieties. The nanofilms were characterized by UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy, C NMR and proton NMR spectra, contact angle analysis, mechanical testing, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Read More