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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) : a review on its structure, properties, applications and recent developments

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posted on 2018-10-01, 00:00 authored by Abu Naser Md Ahsanul Haque, Rechana Remadevi, Maryam NaebeMaryam Naebe
This review addresses the structure, properties, applications and future scope of lemongrass, which constitutes an abundant source of plant material around the world. As a source of cellulose, it has been successfully used for the adsorption of metal ions and dyes and for manufacturing paper and pulp. Recently, it has shown promise in the production of composites and bio energy, as well as obtaining silica and other metal oxides. However, previous research studies have mostly concentrated on utilizing the biological activities of the constituents in therapeutic uses, food preservation, cosmetics and agriculture. Therefore, this review covers literature on all areas of current studies on lemongrass and identifies its multidimensional potential. Furthermore, this review describes the intended application of lemongrass as a source of cellulosic matter, more specifically in the materials science field.

History

Journal

Cellulose

Volume

25

Issue

10

Pagination

5455 - 5477

Publisher

Springer

Location

Dordrecht, The Netherlands

ISSN

0969-0239

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2018, Springer Nature B.V.