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Title: Recent developments of carboxymethyl cellulose

item RAHAMN, MD. SAIFUR - University Of Texas - El Paso
item HASAN, MD.SAIF - University Of Rajshahi
item NITAI, ASHIS - University Of Rajshahi
item Nam, Sunghyun
item KARMAKAR, ANEEK - University Of Rajshahi
item AHSAN, MD. SHAMEEM - University Of Rajshahi
item SHIDDIKY, MUHAMMAD J - Griffiths University
item AHMED, MOHAMMAD - Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology

Submitted to: Polymers
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/16/2021
Publication Date: 4/20/2021
Citation: Rahamn, M.S., Hasan, M.S., Nitai, A.S., Nam, A.S., Karmakar, A.K., Ahsan, M.S., Shiddiky, M.J.A., Ahmed, M.B. 2021. Recent developments of carboxymethyl cellulose. Polymers. 13:1345.

Interpretive Summary: Carboxymethyl cellulose is one of the most promising cellulose derivatives. Due to its characteristic surface properties, mechanical strength, tuneable hydrophilicity, viscous properties, availability and abundance of raw materials, low-cost synthesis process, and likewise hundreds of contrasting aspects, it is widely used in various advanced application fields, for example, food, paper, textile and pharmaceutical industries, biomedical engineering, wastewater treatment, energy production and storage and so on. This review aims to provide compact information of the synthesis to the advanced applications of this material in various fields.

Technical Abstract: Here we have drawn a systematic overview of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) from its sources, routes of synthesis to their various potential application in numerous fields. The characteristics of the CMC products are not constant but depend on the sources from which they are being synthesized. The application of CMCs includes textile, pharmaceuticals, and food industries as various conductive agents. Another emerging field of interest of CMCs is their efficient application in the water treatment process for other pollutants removal, like heavy metal ions, radionuclides, dyes, etc. Though numerous hybrid materials, especially various superabsorbents based on CMC, have been reported in this context, there is still a huge prospect to develop more of them in the future.