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  • Ionic liquid, ultrasound-assisted synthesis of lignin nanoparticles for barrier-enhanced all-cellulose nanocomposite films 

    Amini, Elahe; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (Springer Nature, 2023-10-05)
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    Open Access
    The primary purpose of this work was to develop novel all-cellulose nanocomposite (ACNC) films by following a green approach that uses an ionic liquid as solvent and requires no additional reducing agents or stabilizers. ...
  • Characterization of airborne particulate matter and its toxic and proarrhythmic effects: A case study in Aburrá Valley, Colombia 

    Palacio, Laura Carolina; Durango Giraldo, Geraldine; Zapata Hernandez, Camilo; Santa González, Gloria; Uribe, Diego; Saiz Rodríguez, Francisco Javier; Buitrago Sierra, Robison; Tobón, Catalina (Elsevier, 2023-08-29)
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    Particle matter (PM) is a complex mixture of particles suspended in the air, mainly caused by fuel combustion from vehicles and industry, and has been related to pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. The Metropolitan Area ...
  • Materials based on cellulose for e-commerce packaging 

    Escursell Martínez, Silvia; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Llorach-Massana, Pere; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 2023)
    Conference lecture
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    As a result of the pandemic and the new tax on the use of plastics in the EU, the consumption of cellulose has increased, especially for cardboard boxes as e-commerce packaging. Due to this high demand, the price of cellulose ...
  • Design and characterization of reversible thermodynamic SMPU-based fabrics with improved comfort properties 

    Gonzalez Bertran, Judit; Ardanuy Raso, Mònica; Gonzalez Colominas, Marta; Rodriguez, Rosa; Jovancic, Petar (2023-03-24)
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    Open Access
    In recent years, great efforts have been made to research and develop advanced thermodynamic textiles that can change their thermal behavior in response to external stimuli. More specifically, shape memory alloys and shape ...
  • Transformation of a waste from the paper industry into a nanocellulosic material 

    Huete Matute, Noemi; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2022)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The constant search for productive improvements in the paper industry and the growing awareness of society about the problems derived from the use of fossil-based materials, are pushing the research efforts towards the ...
  • Natural additives to enhance the barrier properties of nanocellulose films 

    Fernández Santos, Julia; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2022)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Finding alternatives to fossil-based materials is one of the most important challenges of our time. Since cellulose is the most abundant natural polymer on the planet, its use to solve this challenge would be ideal. In the ...
  • Ionic liquid/ZnO assisted preparation of high barrier cellulose nanocomposite films by in situ ring-opening polymerization of lactide monomers 

    Amini, Elahe; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Yousefi, Hossein; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (Springer, 2023-01-03)
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    Open Access
    Cellulose-based composites have aroused increasing interest as potential replacements for fossil fuel-based plastics. In this work, transparent cellulose-grafted-PLA nanocomposite films were prepared by grafting polylactide ...
  • Materials and manufacturing methods for EWOD devices: current status and sustainability challenges 

    Caro Pérez, Oriol; Casals Terré, Jasmina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (Wiley (John Wiley & Sons), 2023-01)
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    Open Access
    Electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) devices have proven to be effective tools for precise microfluidic manipulation or in liquid lenses that surpass conventional solid lenses in versatility. However, the fabrication of ...
  • Cellulose acetate films from chemo-enzymatic dissolving pulps 

    Quintana, Elisabet; Ago, Mariko; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Fernández Santos, Julia; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Rojas, Orlando J. (2022)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The purpose of this work is to obtain dissolving cellulose fibers that are suitable for the manufacturing of cellulose derivatives. Therefore, the combination of enzymatic and chemical treatments during the bleaching stage ...
  • Direct synthesis of HKUST-1 onto cotton fabrics and properties 

    Lobo da Costa, Brian; Ataide Rosa, Isadora Letícia Aparecida; Hipólito Silvio, Vitória; Wu, Qiuyue; Block Samulewski, Rafael; Pereria Scacchetti, Fabio Alexandre; Moises, Murillo Pereira; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-10-11)
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    Open Access
    Metal-organic frameworks are crystalline nanostructures formed by a metal interspersed by an organic binder. These metal-organic materials are examples of nanomaterials applied to textile material in search of new ...
  • Barrier effects of cellulosic fibers with hybrid coating based on zirconium metal-organic framework 

    Wu, Qiuyue; Lis Arias, Manuel José (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-07-29)
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    Open Access
    Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have great potential for the development of fire barriers for flammable materials. Accordingly, zirconium-based metal-organic framework (Zr-MOF), branched polyethyleneimine (BPEI), and ...
  • Polyurethane shape memory filament yarns: Melt spinning, carbon-based reinforcement, and characterization 

    Gonzalez Bertran, Judit; Ardanuy Raso, Mònica; Gonzalez Colominas, Marta; Rodriguez, Rosa; Jovancic, Petar (2022-07-26)
    Article
    Open Access
    The aim of this work was to develop and characterize polyurethane-based shape memory polymer filament yarns of a suitable diameter and thermo-mechanical performance for use in tailored multi-sectorial applications. Different ...

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