Table 1

Components of microfibrillated cellulose

Diameter (μm)

Biological structures

Technological terms


10 to 50

Tracheid

Cellulose fibre

<1

Macrofibrils [13,17,28]

Fibrillar fines, fibrils [29,30]

<0.1

Nanofibril, nanofibres [6,8,16,34]

<0.035

Microfibril [13,15]

0.0035

Elementary fibril [12-15]


Terms and sizes according to terminology and morphology reported in the literature.

Chinga-Carrasco Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:417   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-417

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