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Blue Goose Biorefineries Inc. BGB UltraTM CNC is an aqueous suspension of type I cellulose nanocrystals that forms a gel at 8.0% w/w.  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/g      Conductivity titration + FTIR


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

Product Safety and Technical Information

Safety Data Sheet

BGB UltraTM Grade Profile

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