Recent developments of carboxymethyl cellulose

Md Saifur Rahman, Md Saif Hasan, Ashis Sutradhar Nitai, Sunghyun Nam, Aneek Krishna Karmakar, Md. Shameem Ahsan, Muhammad J.A. Shiddiky, Mohammad Boshir Ahmed

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Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is one of the most promising cellulose derivatives. Due to its characteristic surface properties, mechanical strength, tunable hydrophilicity, viscous proper-ties, availability and abundance of raw materials, low-cost synthesis process, and likewise many contrasting aspects, it is now widely used in various advanced application fields, for example, food, paper, textile, and pharmaceutical industries, biomedical engineering, wastewater treatment, energy production, and storage energy production, and storage and so on. Many research articles have been reported on CMC, depending on their sources and application fields. Thus, a comprehensive and well-organized review is in great demand that can provide an up-to-date and in-depth review on CMC. Herein, this review aims to provide compact information of the synthesis to the advanced applications of this material in various fields. Finally, this article covers the insights of future CMC research that could guide researchers working in this prominent field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1345
Number of pages48
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 02 Apr 2021


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