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    • A facile and green method to hydrophobize films of cellulose nanofibrils and silica by laccase-mediated coupling of nonpolar colloidal particles 

      Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Rojas, Orlando J. (2014-10-01)
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      Hydrophobic particles based on dodecyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate (LG) were coupled onto the surface of cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) and silica by treatment with a multicomponent colloidal system (MCS) derived from the ...
    • Alternative chemo-enzymatic treatment for homogeneous and heterogeneous acetylation of wood fibers 

      Quintana, Elisabet; Ago, Mariko; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Rojas, Orlando J. (2018-07-18)
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      A new chemo-enzymatic treatment is proposed to produce cellulosic fibers suitable for heterogeneous- or homogeneous-phase acetylation. The procedure included enzymatic (laccase–violuric acid) lignin removal from the precursor ...
    • Effect of residual lignin and heteropolysaccharides in nanofibrillar cellulose and nanopaper from wood fibers 

      Ferrer Carrera, Ana; Quintana, Elisabet; Filpponen, Ilari; Solala, Iina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Rodríguez Pascual, Alejandro; Laine, Janne; Rojas, Orlando J. (2012-12)
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      Unbleached (UN), oxygen-delignified and fully-bleached (FB) birch fibers with a residual lignin content of ca. 3, 2 and\1 %, respectively, were used to produce nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) and nanopaper by using an ...
    • Functionalization of cellulosic model substrates via laccase-mediated coupling of non-polar particles 

      Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Rojas, Orlando J. (2014)
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      In the present work we investigate the physicochemical interactions between silica and nanofibrillar cellulose (CNF) with a multi component system (MCS) obtained from an enzymatic reaction of a laccase enzyme and a short-chain ...
    • Laccase-mediated coupling of nonpolar chains for the hydrophobization of lignocellulose 

      García Ubasart, Jordi; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Torres López, Antonio Luis; Rojas, Orlando J. (2013-04-09)
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      We investigate the use of laccase enzymes to couple short nonpolar chains containing aromatic groups onto flax fibers and nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) with different lignin contents. Trametes villosa, Pycnoporus ...
    • Lignin particles for multifunctional membranes, antioxidative microfiltration, patterning and 3D structuring 

      Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Rojas, Orlando J.; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2019-11-08)
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      We introduce a new type of particle-based membrane based on the combination of lignin particles (LPs) and cellulose nanofibrils (CNF), the latter of which are introduced in small volume fractions to act as networking and ...
    • Nanofiber composites of polyvinyl alcohol and cellulose nanocrystals: manufacture and characterization 

      Peresin, Maria; Habibi, Youssef; Zoppe, Justin Orazio; Pawlak, Joel; Rojas, Orlando J. (2010-03-08)
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      Cellulose nanocrystals (CN) were used to reinforce nanofibers in composite mats produced via electrospinning of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) with two different concentrations of acetyl groups. Ultrathin cross-sections of the ...
    • Particulate coatings via evaporation-induced self-assembly of polydisperse colloidal lignin on solid interfaces 

      Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Kivistö, Samu; Vierros, Sampsa; Batys, Piotr; Ago, Mariko; Tardy, Blaise L.; Greca, Luiz G.; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Sammalkorpi, Maria; Rojas, Orlando J. (2018-05-02)
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      Polydisperse smooth and spherical biocolloidal particles were suspended in aqueous media and allowed to consolidate via evaporation-induced self-assembly. The stratification of the particles at the solid–air interface was ...
    • Pickering emulsions stabilized by cellulose nanocrystals grafted with thermo-responsive polymer brushes 

      Zoppe, Justin Orazio; Venditti, Richard A.; Rojas, Orlando J. (2012-03)
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      Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) from ramie fibers are studied as stabilizers of oil-in-water emulsions. The phase behavior of heptane and water systems is studied, and emulsions stabilized by CNCs are analyzed by using drop ...
    • Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) brushes grafted from cellulose nanocrystals via surface-initiated single-electron transfer living radical polymerization 

      Zoppe, Justin Orazio; Habibi, Youssef; Rojas, Orlando J.; Venditti, Richard A.; Johansson, Leena-Sisko; Efimenko, Kirill; Osterberg, Monika; Laine, Janne (2010-10-11)
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      Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) or nanowhiskers produced from sulfuric acid hydrolysis of ramie fibers were used as substrates for surface chemical functionalization with thermoresponsive macromolecules. The CNCs were grafted ...
    • Recerca i tecnologia en enginyeria gràfica i disseny a la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 

      García Carrillo, Àgueda; Ramos Cabal, Alba; Datas Medina, Alejandro; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Faura López de Haro, Bernat; del Cañizo Nadal, Carlos; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Hernández Díaz, David; Mestres Domenech, Francesc; Bermúdez Rodríguez, Francisco; Hernández Abad, Francisco; Peña Andrés, Javier; Ivern Cacho, Jordi; Lapaz Castillo, José Luís; Ibáñez García, José María; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; López Membrilla, Manuel; Alcaraz Sendra, Olga; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Rojas, Orlando J.; Farrerons Vidal, Óscar; Villar Ribera, Ricardo Alberto; Balta Salvador, Roso; Castro de Losada, Rubén de; Hernández Abad, Vicente (OmniaScience, 2020-03-02)
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      Els temps canvien cada vegada més ràpidament, i a la universitat això encara es nota més. L’històric departament d‘Expressió Gràfica a l’Enginyeria (EGE) de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, garant d’una docència ...
    • Reinforcing Poly(e-caprolactone) nanofibers with cellulose nanocrystals 

      Zoppe, Justin Orazio; Peresin, Maria Soledad; Habibi, Youssef; Venditti, Richard A.; Rojas, Orlando J. (2009-09-30)
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      We studied the use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNXs) obtained after acid hydrolysis of ramie cellulose fibers to reinforce poly(e-caprolactone) (PCL) nanofibers. Chemical grafting with low-molecular-weight PCL diol onto the ...
    • Surface interaction forces of cellulose nanocrystals grafted with thermoresponsive polymer brushes 

      Zoppe, Justin Orazio; Osterberg, Monika; Venditti, Richard A.; Laine, Janne; Rojas, Orlando J. (2011-07-11)
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      The colloidal stability and thermoresponsive behavior of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) brushes grafted from cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) of varying graft densities and molecular weights was investigated. Indication of the ...