Xiaoyu Gong

Xiaoyu Gong
University of Alberta | UAlberta · Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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In the current study, we focused on the preparation of nanocomposite films of natural rubber latex-cellulose nanocrystals (NR/CNCs) and investigated the release of CNCs from those materials into aqueous solutions. The obtained nanocomposite films were well characterized for further understanding of the release mechanism; as the intermolecular inter...
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Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) with high specific surface area, crystallinity, aspect ratio with unique rod-like shapes, elastic modulus and tensile strength are an excellent additive which can be used for the preparation of unique polymer/nanoparticle fiber composites from polymer solutions by electrospinning. Research on electrospinning as a techn...
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This work reports porous and hydrophobic aerogels prepared from cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) with the assistance of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), followed by thermal chemical vapor deposition of methyltrichlorosilane on the surface. Different from other CNC reinforced materials that cannot be cyclically compressed, these cellulose nanocrystals/PVA ae...
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Food protein and lipid based nanoparticles have attracted recent interest as a means of delivering nutraceuticals. Nanoparticle encapsulation of nutraceuticals faces challenges to overcome for it to be readily applied in the food industry, such as low encapsulation efficiency for hydrophilic compounds and poor stability once in gastrointestinal tra...
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Cellulose nanocrystals are hydrophilic nanomaterials, which limits their applications as interfacial compounds. Herein, we propose using modified wood-based cellulose nanocrystals as Pickering emulsion stabilizer. Wood cellulose was consecutively oxidized and modified with phenyltrimethylammonium chloride to create hydrophobic domains comprised of...
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Stable spruce cellulose suspensions were generated in NaOH/urea aqueous solutions and used to make thermally induced gels with various swelling ratios and compressive strengths. Wood cellulose cannot be easily dissolved in water or any common organic solvent due to its high molecular weight, which largely limits its applications. Spruce cellulose w...
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In this work, an amphiphilic polymeric prodrug Cis-3-(9H-purin-6-ylthio)-acrylic acid-graft-carboxymethyl chitosan (PTA-g-CMCS) was designed and synthesized. In aqueous solution, this grafted polymer can self-assemble into spherical micelles with a size ranging from 104 to 285 nm and zeta potential ranging from -12.3 to -20.1 mV. For the release st...
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The liver targeting and controlled release nanoparticles based on carboxymethyl chitosan derivatives were prepared: firstly, novel thiolated lactosaminated carboxymethyl chitosan (LAC-CMC) was synthesized, its chemical structure was characterized by 1H NMR spectroscopy. Then, glycyrrhizic acid was chosen as model drug and encapsulated within thiola...

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