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Journal of Polymers and the Environment

, Volume 27, Issue 8, pp 1801–1806 | Cite as

A Novel Highly Porous Cellulosic Aerogel Regenerated by Solvent Exchange Mechanism

  • Mehmet KayaEmail author
  • Adem Demir
  • Hakkı Türker Akçay
Original paper
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Abstract

Cellulose acetate aerogel (CAA) regenerated with toluene solvent was first obtained and analysed in this work using several measurement techniques. CAA, a “green” and environmentally friendly material, with high thermal stability, water absorbency and a porous structure is a hopeful candidate as a superabsorbent and potential heat insulator for various applications. The obtained porous aerogel with a notable surface area (312.5 m2/g) is thermally stable up to about 300 °C and super-absorbent (72.0 g water/1.0 g sample). Thereby, the present study can play an important role in developing production of cellulose acetate based “green” absorbent and potential aerogel materials for heat insulating. Moreover, this process is handily available at low cost, sustainable and favourable for many applications.

Keywords

Aerogel Cellulose acetate Solvent-exchange Freeze-drying Super-absorbent 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Research Fund of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Department of Chemistry for the financial support of this work.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of ChemistryRecep Tayyip Erdogan UniversityRizeTurkey
  2. 2.Central Research LaboratoryRecep Tayyip Erdogan UniversityRizeTurkey

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