3D Bioplotter Research Papers

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Lignin in Bio-Based Liquid Crystalline Network Material with Potential for Direct Ink Writing

ACS Applied Bio Materials 2020 Volume 3, Issue 9, 6049-6058

The flow-induced supramolecular arrangement, or band texture, present in water-soluble anisotropic films prepared from blend solutions of hydroxypropyl cellulose and organosolv lignin is locked via esterification with bio-based polycarboxylic acids. Subsequent to shear casting of the blend solutions, the chemical cross-linking with citric acid-based cross-linkers and a dimerized fatty acid yields water-insoluble, anisotropic films prone to swelling in water. The liquid crystalline networks are analyzed by means of polarized optical microscopy, tensile testing, Fourier transform infrared, and swelling experiments. Depending on the cross-linker, the dry “banded” films reach up to 3.5 GPa in tensile modulus, 80 MPa in tensile strength…