, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 391–398 | Cite as

Bamboo cellulose-derived cellulose acetate for electrospun nanofibers: synthesis, characterization and kinetics

  • Jie Cai
  • Rui Zhou
  • Tiantian Li
  • Jingren He
  • Guozhen Wang
  • Haibo Wang
  • Hanguo Xiong
Original Paper


Catalysts play a key role in the production of cellulose acetate (CA). In this study, CA derived from bamboo cellulose (BC) was synthesized in a solution mixture of acetic acid and acetic anhydride that contains catalysts. The catalytic activities of three catalysts (i.e., sulfuric, methyl benzene sulfonic, and dodecyl benzene sulfonic acids) were investigated in terms of kinetics of acetylation, which was established according to the first-order reaction mechanism. Based on this, cellulose-based nanofibers were further prepared from the acetylated BC solution using an electrospinning technique. Results in this study may be useful for the preparation and application of nanomaterials derived from natural polymeric materials.


Cellulose Electrospinning Nanofiber 



This work has been supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province of China (No. 2017CFB198), the Science and Technology Research Project of Hubei Provincial Department of Education (No. Q20161701), the Talent Introduction Foundation of Wuhan Polytechnic University (China) (No. 2016RZ22), and Huazhong Agricultural University Scientific & Technological Selfinnovation Foundation (No. 2012SC21). Jie Cai also thanks the Chutian Scholar Program of Hubei Provincial Government, China.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Food Science and EngineeringWuhan Polytechnic UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.College of Food Science and TechnologyHuazhong Agricultural UniversityWuhanChina
  3. 3.School of Chemical and Environmental EngineeringWuhan Polytechnic UniversityWuhanChina

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