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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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