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Unexpectedly, cotton shows up on the list, but that is because it is sometimes used as a source of cellulose (and not a Catch-22 situation).
Think: bodysuits and jumpsuits made of Tencel, a fabric regenerated from wood cellulose.
Because opposite electric charges are attracted to each other, this results in the water molecules being attracted to the cellulose fibers.
For the nanowood, the team removed the lignin, the polymer that holds the cellulose of wood together.
At these incredibly small scales, cellulose fibers can take on remarkable characteristics, including a strength-to-weight ratio that's about eight times that of steel.
The paper towel fibers are made of cellulose, which also comprises wood and many plants.
Researchers in Sweden, the U.S. and elsewhere are attempting architectural-scale building with cellulose, glass and a variety of novel composite materials.
Hu has been probing the properties of nanocellulose, nanometer-scale versions of cellulose, the tough carbohydrate in the cell walls of plants that allows tree trunks to grow strong and tall.
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CELLULOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cellulose for English Language Learners
: a substance that is the main part of the cell walls of plants and that is used in making various products (such as paper)
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Definition of cellulose for Students
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