Figure 1. The raw material for production of cellulosic fibers and subsequent cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) synthesis: a) A date palm tree, b) An air-dried frond, c) Isolation of leaflets, d) Chopped air-dried leaflets, e) Maceration process by Franklin method, f) The oven-dried macerated cellulosic fibers

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Suitability of Date Palm Leaflets for Sulphated Cellulose Nanocrystals Synthesis

Sherif S. Z. Hindi

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research. 2017, 4(1), 7-16 doi:10.12691/nnr-4-1-2