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Front. Chem. | doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00488

Ultrathin Films of Cellulose: A Materials Perspective

  • 1School of Chemical Technology, Aalto University, Finland
  • 2Graz University of Technology, Austria

A literature review on ultrathin films of cellulose is presented. The review focuses on different deposition methods of the films – all the way from simple monocomponent films to more elaborate multicomponent structures – and the use of the film structures in the vast realm of materials science. The common approach of utilizing cellulose thin films as experimental models is therefore omitted. The reader will find that modern usage of cellulose thin films constitutes an exciting emerging area within materials science and it goes far beyond the traditional usage of the films as model systems.

Keywords: Cellulose derivatives, Cellulose solvents, nanocellulose, spin coating, Sensors

Received: 25 Mar 2019; Accepted: 25 Jun 2019.

Edited by:

Giuseppe Mensitieri, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Reviewed by:

Artur J. Valente, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Jian Yu, Institute of Chemistry (CAS), China
Luigi Torre, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy  

Copyright: © 2019 Kontturi and Spirk. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence:
Prof. Eero Kontturi, School of Chemical Technology, Aalto University, Otakaari, Finland, eero.kontturi@aalto.fi
Prof. Stefan Spirk, Graz University of Technology, Graz, 8010, Styria, Austria, stefan.spirk@tugraz.at