: Nanocellulose (NC) is a biomaterial with growing interest in the field of nanocomposites and sustainable materials. NC has various applications including biodegradable materials, reinforcing agents, packaging films, transpiring membranes and medical devices. Among the many applications, the use of NC functionalized with organic and inorganic groups has found wide use as a catalyst in chemical transformations. The goal of this review is to collect the current knowledge on its catalytic applications for chemical groups conversion. We have chosen to organize the manuscript according to subdivision of NC into Bacterial Nanocellulose (BNC), Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNCs), and Cellulose Nanofibers (CNFs) and their role as inorganic‐ and organic‐ functionalized NC‐catalysts in organic synthesis. However, in consideration of the fact that the literature on this field is very extensive, we have decided to focus our attention on the scientific productions of the last five years.
Loredana Maiuolo;Vincenzo Algieri
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