Product

BGB UltraTM

Blue Goose Biorefineries Inc. BGB UltraTM CNC is an 8.0% w/w suspension of type I cellulose nanocrystals in reverse osmosis water.  It is produced with a transition metal catalyzed oxidative process.  Features of BGB UltraTM include:

  • Uniform crystal size
  • Non-Newtonian fluid behaviour (thixotropic)
  • Chiral nematic network formation in water
  • Dried films are birefringent
  • No sulfate half ester moiety
Parameter

Value

units

Test Method

Crystallinity index

80%

Segal method

Crystal length

100-150

nm

TEM

Crystal diameter

9-14

nm

TEM

Hydrodynamic diameter

150

nm

DLS*

Zeta Potential

-35

mV

DLS*

Carboxyl Content

0.15

mmol/gConductivity titration + FTIR

Image obtained using FEI Tecnai 12 BioTwin microscope at 120 kV.  Uranyl acetate stain on copper TEM grid coated with amorphous silica.

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