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  • Sustainability in e-commerce packaging: a review 

    Escursell Martínez, Silvia; Llorach Massana, Pere; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2020-09-23)
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    Online purchasing, and hence e-commerce packaging production and use, have grown steadily in recent years, and so has their environmental impact as a result. This paper reviews the evolution of packaging over the last ...
  • Development of an antimicrobial bioactive paper made from bacterial cellulose 

    Buruaga Ramiro, Carolina; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Javier Pastor, F.I.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez Soler, Josefina (2020-09-01)
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    Bacterial cellulose (BC) has emerged as an attractive adsorptive material for antimicrobial agents due to its fine network structure, its large surface area, and its high porosity. In the present study, BC paper was first ...
  • Bacterial cellulose-chitosan paper with antimicrobial and antioxidant activities 

    Cabañas Romero, L. Verónica; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Javier Pastor, F.I.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martínez Martínez, Josefina (2020-03-12)
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    The production of paper-based bacterial cellulose-chitosan (BC-Ch) nanocomposites was accomplished following two different approaches. In the first, BC paper sheets were produced and then immersed in an aqueous solution ...
  • Nanofibrillar networks enable universal assembly of superstructured particle constructs 

    Mattos, Bruno D.; Tardy, Blaise L.; Greca, Luiz G.; Kämäräinen, Tero; Xiang, Wenchao; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Magalhães, Washington; J.Rojas, Orlando (2020-05-08)
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    Superstructured colloidal materials exploit the synergies between components to develop new or enhanced functions. Cohesion is a primary requirement for scaling up these assemblies into bulk materials, and it has only been ...
  • Elucidating the chemical nature of laccase-modified alkyl gallates 

    Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2020-06-12)
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    In the first part of the present work, relevant findings concerning the laccase (Lacc) activation of alkyl gallates, and its implementation in developing hydrophobic properties on cellulose-based substrates are reported. ...
  • Bacterial cellulose matrices to develop enzymatically active paper 

    Buruaga Ramiro, Carolina; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Javier Pastor, F.I.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martínez Martínez, Josefina (2020-01-31)
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    This work studies the suitability of bacterial cellulose (BC) matrices to prepare enzymatically active nanocomposites, in a framework of more environmentally friendly methodologies. After BC production and purification, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Laccase/TEMPO-mediated bacterial cellulose functionalization: production of paper-silver nanoparticles composite with antimicrobial activity 

    Morena Gatius, Ángela Gala; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Javier Pastor, F.I.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martínez Martínez, Josefina (2019-01-01)
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    Bacterial cellulose (BC) was functionalized applying the Laccase/TEMPO oxidative treatment, leading to a five-fold increase of the concentration of carboxyl groups. Paper produced with this cellulose showed improved ...
  • A straightforward bioprocess for a cleaner paper decolorization 

    Valls Vidal, Cristina; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Torres López, Antonio Luis; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2019-07-17)
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    A new biotechnological sequence for decolorizing red and black colored paper was developed to reduce the environmental impact of the chemicals used in paper recycling processes. Commercially available low-redox potential ...
  • Assessing the enzymatic effects of cellulases and LPMO in improving mechanical fibrillation of cotton linters 

    Valls Vidal, Cristina; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez Soler, Josefina; Valenzuela, Susana V. (2019-06-26)
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    Background: The increasing interest in replacing petroleum-based products by more sustainable materials in the packaging sector gives relevance to cellulose as a biodegradable natural resource. Moreover, its properties can ...
  • Enhanced fully cellulose based forward and reverse blood typing assay 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2019-05-07)
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    This study presents an enhanced paper-based analytical device (PAD) for forward and reverse group blood typing. The proposed PAD uses a novel methodology, which provides highly reliable results on a fully cellulose based ...
  • Microbial cellulose from a komagataeibacter intermedius strain isolated from commercial wine vinegar 

    Fernández Santos, Julia; Morena, A. Gala; Valenzuela Mayorga, Susana Valeria; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez, Josefina (2019-02-21)
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    In this study a new bacterial cellulose (BC) producer isolated from commercial vinegar is identified as Komagataeibacter intermedius JF2 based on the examination of general taxonomical characteristics, 16S rDNA sequence ...

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