Electrokinetic investigations of oriented cellulose polymers

Martin Reischl*, Karin Stana Kleinschek, Volker Ribitsch

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Summary: Electrokinetic investigations of different cellulosic fibres were reviewed with special emphasis on polymer composite materials and textile applications of cellulose fibres. The possibilities in the interpretation of zeta-potential data regarding chemical and physical modification, specific adsorption, swelling and changes in hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity of cellulose polymers are discussed. Using recent data from literature, advantages and limitations of electrokinetic measurements of oriented polymers are described, finding that the zeta-potential is a valuable parameter in polymer surface characterisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-47
Number of pages17
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellulose
  • Composite
  • Fibers
  • Textile
  • Zeta potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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