Scientists are trying to develop sustainable biomaterials from wood

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Hemicelluloses are already used in food packaging, hydrogels, and more

To grow tall and withstand high winds, plants need to be strong and flexible in just the right ways. Trees gain these properties from natural polymers in their cell walls. Cellulose is the most famous cell wall polymer, and gives the plant cell its shape and structure, while lignin gives rigidity and strength.

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Source: Massive Science

 

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