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  • Differential activity of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases on celluloses of different crystallinity. Effectiveness in the sustainable production of cellulose nanofibrils 

    Valenzuela, Susana V.; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Schink, Viviane; Sanchez, Daniel; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez, Josefina; Javier Pastor, F.I. (2019-03-01)
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    A series of cellulosic substrates has been produced, treated with lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase (LPMO) from Streptomyces ambofaciens (SamLPMO10C), and analyzed by high performance anion exchange chromatography (HPAEC) ...
  • Novel applications of nonwood cellulose for blood typing assays 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; Zuñiga, Allinson; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2018-10-03)
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    Paper-based microfluidics devices can create a new healthcare model. Cellulose is carbohydrate polymer biocompatible and hydrophilic. These characteristics enhance the development of user-friendly diagnostic devices, but ...
  • Bacterial cellulose for increasing barrier properties of paper products 

    Fillat Latorre, Amanda; Martinez, Josefina; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier (2018-08-07)
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    Bacterial cellulose was combined with wood cellulose papers in order to obtain biomaterials with increased barrier properties. For this purpose, different parameters were assessed: two producing bacterial strains ...
  • 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 ...
  • Facilitating the selection of raw materials: evaluation of the effects of TCF and ECF bleaching sequences on different wood and non-wood pulps 

    Beltramino, Facundo; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valls Vidal, Cristina (2018-06)
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    Properties of cellulosic raw materials are known to vary widely among different sources. The interest in the usage of non-conventional fibers makes necessary a better knowledge of the peculiarities of each source and their ...
  • Antioxidant activity of xylooligosaccharides produced from glucuronoxylan by Xyn10A and Xyn30D xylanases and eucalyptus autohydrolysates 

    Valls Vidal, Cristina; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez, Josefina; Valenzuela Mayorga, Susana Valeria (2018-08-15)
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    Antioxidant activity of xylooligosaccharides (XOS) released from beechwood and birchwood glucuronoxylans by two different xylanases, one from family GH10 (Xyn10A) and another from family GH30 (Xyn30D) was examined. 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 ...
  • A novel enzymatic approach to nanocrystalline cellulose preparation 

    Beltramino, Facundo; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valls Vidal, Cristina (2018-06-01)
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    In this work, conditions for an enzymatic pretreatment prior to NCC isolation from cotton linter were assessed. Different cellulase doses and reaction times were studied within an experimental design and NCC were obtained. ...
  • REPlicating RAPid microfluidics: self-replicating printer for hydrophobic pattern deposition 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; Zuñiga, Allinson; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2017-12-01)
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    Paper-based microfluidics broadens the use of point-of-care devices to applications and situations wherein cost is an important restriction. This study focuses on the REPRAP PRUSA i3 Printer that can print itself a part ...
  • Using electrochemical methods to study the kinetics of laccase-catalyzed oxidation of phenols 

    Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2018-02-01)
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    In the present work, the laccase kinetics upon the oxidation process of phenolic compounds was studied using cyclic voltammetry (CV). Several hydroxybenzoic and cinnamic acid compounds were analyzed, and the oxidation ...
  • Cellulose oxidation by Laccase-TEMPO treatments 

    Quintana, Elisabet; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valls Vidal, Cristina (2017-02-10)
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    In this work, laccase-TEMPO (Lac-T) treatments were applied to bleached commercial dissolving pulp in order to introduce carbonyl and carboxyl groups, which were found to improve dry and wet strength-related properties. ...
  • Optimization of sulfuric acid hydrolysis conditions for preparation of nanocrystalline cellulose from enzymatically pretreated fibers 

    Beltramino Heffes, Facundo; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Torres López, Antonio Luis; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valls Vidal, Cristina (2016-03-22)
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    NCC preparation using sulfuric acid hydrolysis from cellulase pretreated fibers was optimized in order to obtain the highest possible yield with 62% and 65% wt. sulfuric acid throughout two statistical plans. At optimal ...

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