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Cyclodextrin-Functionalized Fiber Yarns Spun from Deep Eutectic Cellulose Solutions for Nonspecific Hormone Capture in Aqueous Matrices

Authors: Orelma H. 1, Virtanen T. 1, Spoljaric S. 2, Lehmonen J. 1, Seppälä J. 2, Rojas O.J. 3, Harlin A. 1
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2018, Vol. 19 (2), p. 652–661
A wood based yarn platform for capturing pharmaceutical molecules from water was developed. Cellulose fiber yarns were modified with cyclodextrins, and the capture of 17α-ethinyl estradiol (EE2), a synthetic [...]

Dynamic dispersal of surface layer biofilm induced by n-TiO2 based on surface plasmon resonance and waveguide

Authors: Zhang P. 1,2, Guo J.S. 3, Yan P. 2, Chen Y.P. 4,2, Wang W. 5, Dai Y.Z. 1, Fang F. 2, Wang G.X. 6, Shen Y. 7
Published in: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2018
Pollutant degradation is mainly presented in the surface layer of biofilm, while the surface layer is the most vulnerable to the impairment of toxic pollutants. In this work, the effect of nanosized TiO2 [...]

Salt-Induced Control of the Grafting Density in Poly(ethylene glycol) Brush Layers by a Grafting-to Approach

Authors: Ortiz R. 1, Olsen S. 2, Thormann E. 1
Published in: Langmuir, 2018
In this work, a method to obtain control of the grafting density during the formation of polymer brush layers by the grafting-to method of thiolated poly(ethylene glycol) onto gold is presented. [...]

Homogeneous cellulose thin films by regeneration of cellulose xanthate: properties and characterization

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Weißl M. 1, 2, Niegelhell K. 2, Reishofer D. 2, Zankel A. 3, Innerlohinger J. 4, Spirk S. 2
Published in: Cellulose, 2017, Vol. 25, Issue 1, p. 711-721
The preparation and characterization of cellulose thin films derived from cellulose xanthate is reported. The films are prepared by depositing alkaline aqueous solutions cellulose xanthate onto silicon wafers, followed by [...]

Lignocellulosic Materials and their Interactions with Proteins and Surface Active Molecules

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Fritz C.
Published in: Doctoral dissertation, North Carolina State University
Lignocellulosic biomass is a highly valuable resource for the development of value-added biobased chemicals and other materials. However, the efficient utilization of this biomass regards on understanding the different interactions [...]

The effect of chemical additives on the strength, stiffness and elongation potential of paper

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Strand A. c, Khakalo A. a, Kouko J. b, Oksanen A. b, Ketola A. b, Salminen K. b, Rojas O. a, Retulainen E. b, Sundberg A. c
Published in: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, 2017, Vol. 32 No. 3, p. 324-335
The effects of wet-end additions of cationic starches and/or carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) on paper properties was determined by papermaking trials. The aim of this study was to mitigate the distinctive decrease in strength [...]

How Bound and Free Fatty Acids in Cellulose Films Impact Nonspecific Protein Adsorption

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Niegelhell K. a, Suessenbacher M. b, Sattelkow J. c, Plank H. c, Wang Y. d, Zhang K. d, Spirk S. a
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2017
The effect of fatty acids and fatty acid esters to impair nonspecific protein adsorption on cellulose thin films is investigated. Thin films are prepared by blending trimethylsilyl cellulose solutions with either cellulose stearoyl ester [...]

Interaction of industrially relevant cationic starches with cellulose

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Niegelhell K. a, b, Chemelli A. c, Hobisch J. d, Griesser T. e, Reiter H. b, f, Hirn U. a, f, Spirk S. a, b
Published in: Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 179, 2018, p. 290-296
Industrially relevant, commercially available cationic starches have been investigated towards their interaction capacity with cellulose thin films derived from trimethylsilyl cellulose (TMSC). The starches used in this study [...]

Effect of Molecular Architecture on Cell Interactions and Stealth Properties of PEG

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Ozer I. a,b, Tomak A. c, Zareie H.M. c,d, Baran Y. e,f Bulmus V. a,b
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2017
PEGylation, covalent attachment of PEG to therapeutic biomolecules, in which suboptimal pharmacokinetic profiles limiting their therapeutic utility are of concern, is a widely applied technology. However, this technology [...]

Effect of Ionic Strength and Surface Charge Density on the Kinetics of Cellulose Nanocrystal Thin Film Swelling

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Reid M.S. 1, Kedzior S.A. 1, Villalobos M. 2, Cranston E.D. 1
Published in: Langmuir, 2017, Vol. 33 (30), p. 7403–7411
This work explores cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) thin films (<50 nm) and particle–particle interactions by investigating film swelling in aqueous solutions with varying ionic strength [...]

New Approach for Thickness Determination of Solution-Deposited Graphene Thin Films

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Jussila H. 1,2, Albrow-Owen T. 1, Yang H. 2, Hu G. 1, Aksimsek S. 2,3, Granqvist N. 4, Lipsanen H. 2, Howe R.C.T. 1, Sun Z. 2, Hasan T. 1
Published in: ACS Omega, 2017, Vol. 2 (6), p. 2630–2638
Solution processing-based fabrication techniques such as liquid phase exfoliation may enable economically feasible utilization of graphene and related nanomaterials in real-world devices in the near future. [...]

Lignin Films from Spruce, Eucalyptus, and Wheat Straw Studied with Electroacoustic and Optical Sensors: Effect of Composition and Electrostatic Screening on Enzyme Binding

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Pereira A. 1,2, Hoeger I.C. 2, Ferrer A. 2 , Rencoret J. 1, del Rio J.C. 1, Kruus K. 3§, Rahikainen J. 3, Kellock M. 3, Gutiérrez A. 1, Rojas O.J. 2,4
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2017, Vol. 18 (4), p. 1322–1332
Lignins were isolated from spruce, wheat straw, and eucalyptus by using the milled wood lignin (MWL) method. Functional groups and compositional analyses were assessed [...]

Quantitative interpretation of PAMAM dendrimers adsorption on silica surface

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Tokarczyk K., Jachimska B
Published in: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2017 Vol. 503, p. 86-94
Understanding the dendrimer-solid support interaction is of great importance for dendrimer-based drug delivery system design. The maximum surface coverage on a hydrophilic silica surface was determined using [...]

Effect of Lipoxygenase Oxidation on Surface Deposition of Unsaturated Fatty Acids

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Tayeb A.H.1, Hubbe M.A.1, Zhang Y. 2 , Rojas O.J. 1,3
Published in: Langmuir, 2017, Vol. 33 (18), p. 4559–4566
We studied the interactions of lipid molecules (linoleic acid, glycerol trilinoleate and a complex mixture of wood extractives) with hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces (cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) [...]

Layer-by-layer assemblies of highly connected polyelectrolyte capped-Pt nanoparticles for electrocatalysis of hydrogen evolution reaction

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Fenoy G.E. a, b, Maza E. a, c, Zelaya E. d, Marmisollé W.A. a, Azzaroni O. a
Published in: Applied Surface Science, 2017, Vol. 416, p. 24–32
Herein we present a simple one-step method to produce polyelectrolyte-capped Pt nanoparticles able to be assembled into layer-by-layer arrays [...]

Bovine Serum Albumin Adsorption at a Silica Surface Explored by Simulation and Experiment

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Kubiak-Ossovska K. 1, Tokarczyk K. 2, Jachimska B. 2, Mulheran A.P. 1
Published in: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2017, Vol. 121 (16), p. 3975–3986
Molecular details of BSA adsorption on a silica surface are revealed by fully atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations (with a 0.5 μs trajectory), supported by dynamic light scattering (DLS), zeta potential, [...]

Protein Adsorption Tailors the Surface Energies and Compatibility between Polylactide and Cellulose Nanofibrils

Publication year: 2017
Authors: A. Khakalo 1, I. Filpponen 1,2, O.J. Rojas 1,3
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2017
The state of dispersion and the interactions between a polymer and a filler in a nanocomposite crucially define its properties and performance.The affinity of polylactide (PLA) [...]

“Click” access to multilayer functionalized Au surface: A terpyridine patterning example

Publication year: 2017
Authors: F.A. Martin a, D. Marconi a, S. Neamtu a, T. Radu a, M. Florescu b, R. Turcu a, C. Lar c, N.D. Hădade c, I. Grosu c, I. Turcu a
Published in: Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2017, Vol. 75, p. 1343–1350
This work is focused on self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) fabrication, using two types of Au surfaces, by subsequent attachment of different layers in order to develop [...]

Dangerous liaisons: anion-induced protonation in phosphate-polyamine interactions and their implications for charge states of biologically relevant surfaces

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Laucirica G., Marmisollé W.A., Azzaroni O.
Published in: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, Vol. 19 (12), p. 8612-8620
Although not always considered a preponderant interaction, amine-phosphate interactions are omnipresent in multiple chemical and biological systems. [...]

Improving the mechanical properties of CNF films by NMMO partial dissolution with hot calender activation

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Orelma H., Korpela A., Kunnari V., Harlin A., Suurnäkki A.
Published in: Cellulose 2017
Reinforcing of cellulose nanofibril (CNF) films by partial dissolution with N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMMO) was investigated. The method investigated is composed of impregnation of CNF film [...]