Role of water in the ageing mechanism of paper

A. Lepore, S. Baccaro, C. Casieri, A. Cemmi, F. De Luca

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NMR correlation maps of paper samples suggest a two-site residence model for water in the ultrastructure of cellulose. When cross-linking and degradation of cellulose occur due to γ-irradiation-induced ageing, a significant fraction of water appears confined into low-mobility sites of the cellulose matrix. As the cellulose damage grows more pronounced, the two-site structure turns into a single-site water arrangement. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206 - 209
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Lepore, A., Baccaro, S., Casieri, C., Cemmi, A., & De Luca, F. (2012). Role of water in the ageing mechanism of paper. Chemical Physics Letters, 531, 206 - 209.