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  • 1.
    Aminzadeh, Selda
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Haghniaz, R.
    Ottenhall, A.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Lindström, E.
    Khademhosseini, A.
    Lignin based hydrogel for the antibacterial applicationManuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 2.
    Aminzadeh, Selda
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Lauberts, M.
    Dobele, G.
    Ponomarenko, J.
    Mattsson, T.
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Membrane filtration of kraft lignin: Structural charactristics and antioxidant activity of the low-molecular-weight fraction2018Ingår i: Industrial crops and products (Print), ISSN 0926-6690, E-ISSN 1872-633X, Vol. 112, s. 200-209Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Lignin, which is the second most abundant biomass component and has carbon-rich phenolic content, is a promising renewable raw material for multiple applications, such as carbon fibers, adhesives, and emulsifiers. To use lignin efficiently, it is important to ensure its purity and homogeneity. As a result, the separation of lignin into fractions with high purity and narrow molecular-weight distributions is likely a prerequisite for several applications. Ultrafiltration using ceramic membranes has many advantages, including enabling direct lignin extraction from Kraft pulp cooking liquors without pH and temperature adjustment. One challenge with membrane filtration using such a system is the potential for reduced membrane performance over time, which is associated with fouling. In this study, LignoBoost Kraft lignin was fractionated using a ceramic membrane with a molecular weight cut-off of 1 kDa. The separation behavior during ultrafiltration fractionation was investigated and the antioxidant properties of the recovered low-molecular-weight (low-MW) lignin samples were evaluated. Using this model system, the permeate fluxes were unstable during the 100 h of membrane operation. However, a decrease in the average MW in the permeate over time was observed. The shift in MW was most pronounced for virgin membranes, while a more stable MW distribution was evident for membranes subjected to multiple cleaning cycles. According to 2D NMR analysis, low-MW lignin that was recovered after 100 h of operation, consisted of smaller lignin fragments, such as dimers and oligomers, with a high content of methoxy-groups. This was confirmed using the size exclusion chromatography method, which indicated an weigh average molecular weight in the range of 450–500 Da. 31P NMR spectroscopy showed that, despite the lower total content of phenolic OH groups, the low-MW sample had a higher proportion of non-condensed phenolic OH groups. The results of the antioxidant tests demonstrated the strong potential of lignin and its low-MW fraction as a natural antioxidant, particularly for lipid-containing systems. The low-MW lignin fraction showed better antioxidant activity than the non-fractionated LignoBoost lignin in the kinetic oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) test and demonstrated three-fold stronger inhibition of the substrate (fluorescein) than the reference antioxidant Trolox (a water-soluble derivative of vitamin E).

  • 3.
    Budnyak, Tetyana
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Aminzadeh, Selda
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Pylypchuk, Ievgen
    Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Allmas alle 5, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Swede.
    Riazanova, Anastasiia
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Tertykh, Valentin
    Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 17 General Naumov Str., 03164 Kyiv, Ukraine.
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Peculiarities of synthesis and properties of lignin-silica nanocomposites prepared by sol-gel method2018Ingår i: Nanomaterials, ISSN 2079-4991, Vol. 8, nr 11, s. 1-18, artikel-id 950Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The development of advanced hybrid materials based on polymers from biorenewable sources and mineral nanoparticles is currently of high importance. In this paper, we applied softwood kraft lignins for the synthesis of lignin/SiO2 nanostructured composites. We described the peculiarities of composites formation in the sol-gel process through the incorporation of the lignin into a silica network during the hydrolysis of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS). The initial activation of lignins was achieved by means of a Mannich reaction with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES). In the study, we present a detailed investigation of the physicochemical characteristics of initial kraft lignins and modified lignins on each step of the synthesis. Thus, 2D-NMR, P-31-NMR, size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) were applied to analyze the characteristics of pristine lignins and lignins in dioxan:water solutions. X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) were used to confirm the formation of the lignin-silica network and characterize the surface and bulk structures of the obtained hybrids. Termogravimetric analysis (TGA) in nitrogen and air atmosphere were applied to a detailed investigation of the thermal properties of pristine lignins and lignins on each step of modification. SEM confirmed the nanostructure of the obtained composites. As was demonstrated, the activation of lignin is crucial for the sol-gel formation of a silica network in order to create novel hybrid materials from lignins and alkoxysilanes (e.g., TEOS). It was concluded that the structure of the lignin had an impact on its reactivity during the activation reaction, and consequently affected the properties of the final hybrid materials.

  • 4.
    Budnyak, Tetyana M.
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. Natl Acad Sci Ukraine, Chuiko Inst Surface Chem, 17 Gen Naumov Str, UA-03164 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Aminzadeh, Selda
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Pylypchuk, Ievgen V.
    Swedish Univ Agr Sci SLU, Dept Mol Sci, Allmas Alle 5, SE-75007 Uppsala, Sweden..
    Sternik, Dariusz
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, 2 M Curie Sklodowska Sq, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Tertykh, Valentin A.
    Natl Acad Sci Ukraine, Chuiko Inst Surface Chem, 17 Gen Naumov Str, UA-03164 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Lindström, Mikael E.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Methylene Blue dye sorption by hybrid materials from technical lignins2018Ingår i: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, ISSN 2160-6544, E-ISSN 2213-3437, Vol. 6, nr 4, s. 4997-5007Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    New hybrid sorbents were synthesized from technical lignins and silica and were applied for the removal of Methylene Blue dye (MB) from aqueous solution. Kraft softwood lignins from LignoBoost (LBL) and CleanFlowBlack (CFBL) processes were used to understand the influence of molecular weight and functionality of initial lignins on the properties of the final hybrids. The synthesized materials were applied as adsorbents for the removal of MB from aqueous solutions. The effects of parameters such as contact time, initial concentration of dye and initial pH on the adsorption capacity were evaluated. The hybrids exhibited higher adsorption capacity than the initial macromolecules of lignin with respect to MB. The hybrid based on CFBL exhibited an adsorption capacity of 60 mg/g; this value was 30% higher than the capacity of the hybrid based on LBL, which was 41.6 mg/g. Lignin hybrid materials extract 80-99% of the dye in a pH range from 3 to 10. The equilibrium and kinetic characteristics of MB uptake by the hybrids followed the Langmuir isotherm model and pseudosecond-order model, rather than the Freundlich and Temkin models, the pseudo-first-order or the intraparticle diffusion model. The attachment of the dye to the hybrid surface was confirmed via FE-SEM and FTIR spectroscopy. The mechanism for MB adsorption was proposed. Due to the high values of regeneration efficiency of the surface of both lignin-silica hybrid materials in 0.1 M HCl (up to 75%) and ethanol (99%), they could be applied as effective sorbents in industrial wastewater treatment processes.

  • 5.
    de Carvalho, Danila Morais
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi. KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.;Univ Fed Vicosa, Vicosa, MG, Brazil..
    Martinez-Abad, Antonio
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Colodette, Jorge Luiz
    Univ Fed Vicosa, Vicosa, MG, Brazil..
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Vilaplana, Francisco
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. Fibre Wood Tech Wood Chem Pulp Tech, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Chemical and structural characterization of xylans from sugarcane bagasse and sugarcane straw2016Ingår i: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 251Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 6.
    de Carvalho, Danila Morais
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi.
    Moser, Carl
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi.
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi.
    Impact of the chemical composition of cellulosic materials on the nanofibrillation process and nanopaper properties2019Ingår i: Industrial crops and products (Print), ISSN 0926-6690, E-ISSN 1872-633X, Vol. 127, s. 203-211Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigated the impact of the amounts of lignin and hemicelluloses on cellulose nanofibers (CNFs). Birch and spruce wood were used to prepare holocellulose and cellulose samples by classical methods. To better assess the effect of the chemical composition on the CNF performance and simplify the process for CNF preparation, no surface derivatization method was applied for CNF preparation. Increased amounts of hemicelluloses, especially mannans, improved the defibration process, the stability of the CNFs and the mechanical properties, whereas the residual lignin content had no significant effect on these factors. On the other hand, high lignin content turned spruce nanopapers yellowish and, together with hemicelluloses, reduced the strain-at-break values. Finally, when no surface derivatization was applied to holocellulose and cellulose samples before defibration, the controlled preservation of residual lignin and hemicelluloses on the CNFs indicate to be crucial for the process. This simplified method of CNF preparation presents great potential for forest-based industries as a way to use forestry waste (e.g., branches, stumps, and sawdust) to produce CNFs and, consequently, diversify the product range and reach new markets.

  • 7. Galysh, V.
    et al.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Deartel, M.
    Lindström, Mikael E.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Gornikov, Yu.
    Impact of ferrocyanide salts on the thermo-oxidative degradation of lignocellulosic sorbents2017Ingår i: Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry (Print), ISSN 1388-6150, E-ISSN 1588-2926, Vol. 128, nr 2, s. 1019-1025Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The catalytic effect of ferrocyanide salts of d-metals on the thermo-oxidative degradation of lignocellulose-inorganic sorbents derived from apricot seed shells was investigated by differential thermal analysis. A comparative analysis of the thermal characteristics of the apricot seed shells and the lignocellulose matrix obtained from the shells by alkali-acid pretreatment was performed. It was shown that acid-alkali pretreatment of the apricot seed shells increases the thermal stability of the lignocellulosic material, due to the removal of low molecular weight carbohydrates and other components. The thermal degradation process of the lignocellulose-inorganic samples containing different ferrocyanides occurred at lower temperatures than the initial lignocellulose matrix, indicating the catalytic activity of modifiers. It was demonstrated that for the sorbents containing mixed salts of potassium cobalt and potassium nickel ferrocyanide, thermal destruction ends at temperatures that are 60 A degrees C lower than those for the initial lignocellulose matrix. The obtained results also show that the thermal destruction of composite lignocellulose-inorganic sorbents can be a suitable method for their disposal.

  • 8.
    Goliszek, M.
    et al.
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 5, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Podkoscielna, B.
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 5, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Fila, K.
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 5, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Chabros, A.
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 5, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Paczkowski, P.
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 5, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Investigation of accelerated aging of lignin-containing polymer materials2019Ingår i: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, ISSN 0141-8130, E-ISSN 1879-0003, Vol. 123, s. 910-922Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the results of an accelerated aging test of biocomposites containing kraft lignin, where the resistance of the materials against humidity and light exposure was investigated. Low molecular weight lignin, modified with methacrylic anhydride (LWL-Met), was copolymerized with two commercial monomers: styrene (St) and methyl methacrylate (MMA). The biocomposites were obtained by a bulk polymerization method using alpha,alpha'-azoiso-bis-butyronitrile (AIBN) as a free radical polymerization initiator. The Shore D hardness of the obtained materials was determined before and after aging test. The changes in the chemical structures of polymers, as the result of aging were analyzed by using the attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR/FT-IR) spectroscopy method. The thermal behavior and stability of the obtained materials were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The surface topography was determined using the optical topography method to evaluate the changes on the surface of synthesized materials resulted from accelerated aging. Application of modified lignin as a biocomponent in the polymerization process and its influence on the properties of the obtained materials before and after the accelerated aging test are discussed.

  • 9.
    Goliszek, M.
    et al.
    Department of Polymer Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, M. Curie-Sklodowska Sq. 3, Lublin, 20-031, Poland.
    Wiącek, A. E.
    Department of Interfacial Phenomena, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, M. Curie-Sklodowska Sq. 3, Lublin, 20-031, Poland.
    Wawrzkiewicz, M.
    Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, M. Curie-Sklodowska Sq. 3, Lublin, 20-031, Poland.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Podkościelna, B.
    Department of Polymer Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, M. Curie-Sklodowska Sq. 3, Lublin, 20-031, Poland.
    The impact of lignin addition on the properties of hybrid microspheres based on trimethoxyvinylsilane and divinylbenzene2019Ingår i: European Polymer Journal, ISSN 0014-3057, E-ISSN 1873-1945, Vol. 120, artikel-id 109200Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Hybrid microspheres of trimethoxyvinylsilane, divinylbenzene and lignin were synthesized by a suspension polymerization method. Commercially available alkali lignin and the methanol fraction of softwood kraft lignin were used as the bio-component of polymeric microspheres. The methanol fraction of lignin had a high content of phenolic groups and low molecular weight which are desirable features for further methacrylation. The physicochemical and electrokinetic properties of the synthesized materials were analyzed in detail. The preliminary modification of the hybrids with lignin had a noticeable positive effect on the stability and electrokinetic properties of the final products compared to those of unmodified microspheres composed of divinylbenzene and trimethoxyvinylsilane (DVB-TMVS). Thermal properties were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis, and the morphology was studied using scanning electron microscopy. The microsphere texture was characterized using low-temperature nitrogen adsorption. The microspheres were mesoporous with a specific surface area in the range of 149–305 m2/g. The porosity of the hybrid materials was influenced by the type and modification of the lignin; microspheres with modified lignin in general had more developed porous structures. The applicability of the porous materials obtained as sorbents for the removal of dyes was confirmed in a batch experiment. The mechanism of interactions between dyes and a bio-sorbent containing lignin may involve electrostatic interactions between the positively charged nitrogen atoms of the dye molecule and the dissociated functional groups of the adsorbent, hydrogen bonding and π-π interactions.

  • 10.
    Goliszek, Marta
    et al.
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Fac Chem, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 3, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Podkoscielna, Beata
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Fac Chem, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 3, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Gawdzik, Barbara
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Fac Chem, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 3, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    Chabros, Artur
    Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Fac Chem, Dept Polymer Chem, M Curie Sklodowska Sq 3, PL-20031 Lublin, Poland..
    The Influence of Lignin Diversity on the Structural and Thermal Properties of Polymeric Microspheres Derived from Lignin, Styrene, and/or Divinylbenzene2019Ingår i: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 12, nr 18, artikel-id 2847Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This work investigates the impact of lignin origin and structural characteristics, such as molecular weight and functionality, on the properties of corresponding porous biopolymeric microspheres obtained through suspension-emulsion polymerization of lignin with styrene (St) and/or divinylbenzene (DVB). Two types of kraft lignin, which are softwood (Picea abies L.) and hardwood (Eucalyptus grandis), fractionated by common industrial solvents, and related methacrylates, were used in the synthesis. The presence of the appropriate functional groups in the lignins and in the corresponding microspheres were investigated by attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR/FT-IR), while the thermal properties were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The texture of the microspheres was characterized using low-temperature nitrogen adsorption. The swelling studies were performed in typical organic solvents and distilled water. The shapes of the microspheres were confirmed with an optical microscope. The introduction of lignin into a St and/or DVB polymeric system made it possible to obtain highly porous functionalized microspheres that increase their sorption potential. Lignin methacrylates created a polymer network with St and DVB, whereas the unmodified lignin acted mainly as an eco-friendly filler in the pores of St-DVB or DVB microspheres. The incorporation of biopolymer into the microspheres could be a promising alternative to a modification of synthetic materials and a better utilization of lignin.

  • 11.
    Halysh, Vita
    et al.
    Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytech Inst, Peremogy Ave 37-4, UA-03056 Kiev, Ukraine.;Natl Acad Sci Ukraine, OO Chuiko Inst Surface Chem, Gen Naumov Str 17, UA-03164 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    de Carvalho, Danila Morais
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Riazanova, Anastasiia
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Gomelya, Mykola
    Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytech Inst, Peremogy Ave 37-4, UA-03056 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Effect of oxidative treatment on composition and properties of sorbents prepared from sugarcane residues2019Ingår i: Industrial crops and products (Print), ISSN 0926-6690, E-ISSN 1872-633X, Vol. 139, artikel-id UNSP 111566Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Efficient sorbents for the removal of cationic dye were prepared from sugarcane bagasse (stalk) and straw (leaves) by oxidative pre-treatment with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in acetic acid. The effects of variables, such as concentration of H2O2, temperature and time on the properties of the fiber sorbents obtained were studied according to a 2(3) full-factorial design. For comparison, an oxidative treatment of sugarcane biomass with glacial acetic acid was also used. The yields of the materials obtained and their chemical composition were characterized and compared. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy and benzene vapor adsorption were used to investigate the structural properties and morphology of the initial materials and sorbents. The sorption of methylene blue dye was used to assess the efficiency of dye removal by the sorbents. The pre-treatment conditions significantly affected the sorbent yield, their chemical composition (contents of cellulose, lignin and ash) as well as their sorption properties. The cellulosic sorbent (C-sorbent) from sugarcane bagasse obtained by pre-treatment with H2O2 in acetic acid and the lignocellulosic sorbent (LC-sorbent) from sugarcane straw obtained by pre-treatment with glacial acetic acid, had the highest sorption capacity for the methylene blue dye. For both types of sorbents, the sorption capacity increased with chemical pretreatment as a result of an increase in pore volume.

  • 12.
    Halysh, Vita
    et al.
    Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytech Inst, Fac Chem Engn, Dept Ecol & Technol Plant Polymers, Peremogy Avenu 37-4, UA-03056 Kiev, Ukraine.;Natl Acad Sci Ukraine, OO Chuiko Inst Surface Chem, Gen Naumov Str 17, UA-03164 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Riazanova, Anastasia V.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Pasalskiy, Bogdan
    Kyiv Natl Univ Trade & Econ, Kyoto Str 19, UA-02156 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Budnyak, Tetyana
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. Natl Acad Sci Ukraine, OO Chuiko Inst Surface Chem, Gen Naumov Str 17, UA-03164 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Kartel, Mykola
    Natl Acad Sci Ukraine, OO Chuiko Inst Surface Chem, Gen Naumov Str 17, UA-03164 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Walnut shells as a potential low-cost lignocellulosic sorbent for dyes and metal ions2018Ingår i: Cellulose (London), ISSN 0969-0239, E-ISSN 1572-882X, Vol. 25, nr 8, s. 4729-4742Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Currently, it is necessary to develop new methods and materials for solving the problem of environmental pollution by various toxicants. For these purposes, vegetal materials can be used. In this study, efficient low-cost sorbents based on walnut shells, an agro-industrial by-product, were prepared by treatment with acetic acid or a mixture of acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide. It was shown that the treatments significantly affected the composition and structure of walnut shells and their sorption properties with respect to organic dyes (methylene blue, methyl violet, and murexide) and heavy metal ions. Methylene blue dye was used for additional studies on the effect of pH, contact time and kinetics of sorption. The maximum adsorption rate of the dye occurred within the first 30 min of contact, during which the concentration of methylene blue in the solution was reduced by more than half. Full sorption equilibrium was reached within 180-230 min for studied samples. The adsorption kinetics of methylene blue was found to best be described by pseudo-second-order kinetic model. It was shown that dyes adsorption processes were well described by Freundlich model, which takes into consideration the heterogeneity of the surface of the adsorbent. The obtained plant sorbents are characterized by a high sorption capacity for heavy metal ions (18-29 mg/g for Fe3+ and 33-44 mg/g for Cu-2). Due to their numerous advantages, such as the high sorption capacity, high availability and low cost of raw materials, simplicity of disposal and nontoxicity, the obtained natural sorbents may have a wide practical use in industrial wastewater treatment. [GRAPHICS] .

  • 13.
    Han, Tong
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Sophonrat, Nanta
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap.
    Tagami, Ayumu
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Mellin, P.
    Yang, Weihong
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Materialvetenskap, Energi- och ugnsteknik. KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Tillämpad termodynamik och kylteknik.
    Characterization of lignin at pre-pyrolysis temperature to investigate its melting problem2019Ingår i: Fuel, ISSN 0016-2361, E-ISSN 1873-7153, Vol. 235, s. 1061-1069Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Technical lignin particles melt under relatively low temperature. This results in the problem in the continuous feeding and fluidization during lignin pyrolysis, which in turn limits its utilization on a large scale. In this study, two most available types of lignin have been used to investigate the lignin melting problem, which are Kraft lignin (KL) from pulping process and hydrolysis lignin (HL) from bio-ethanol production process. Elemental composition, thermal property and thermally decomposed derivatives of each sample are tested by elemental analyzer, TGA, DSC, and Py-GC/MS. Morphology, structure and crystal change before and after heat treatment are tested by microscopy, FTIR and XRD. All results suggest that lignin structure determines its melting properties. Kraft lignin from pulping process contains a less cross-linked structure. It melts under heating. On the other hand, hydrolysis lignin from hydrolysis process contains a highly crossed-linked and condensed structure. It does not melt before decomposition under heat treatment. Modifying lignin structure is suggested for the resolution of technical lignin melting problem.

  • 14. Lange, H.
    et al.
    Schiffels, P.
    Sette, M.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Crestini, C.
    Fractional Precipitation of Wheat Straw Organosolv Lignin: Macroscopic Properties and Structural Insights2016Ingår i: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, ISSN 2168-0485, Vol. 4, nr 10, s. 5136-5151Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Wheat straw organosolv lignin has been thoroughly characterized with respect to bulk material properties, surface properties, and structural characteristics by means of antioxidant assays and determination of the equilibrium constant in water-octanol partitioning, i.e., logP determination, optimized gel permeation chromatography, quantitative 31P NMR spectroscopy, quantitative HSQC measurements, and XPS studies. The material was subsequently fractionally precipitated based on a binary solvent system comprised of n-hexane and acetone to yield four fractions that exhibit distinct molecular mass characteristics, while displaying similar structural characteristics, as revealed by the same set of analysis techniques applied to them. Extensive correlation studies underline the versatility of the obtained fractions as higher quality starting materials for lignin valorization approaches since, for example, glass transition temperatures correlate well with number-average molecular weights, applying the Flory-Fox relation as well as its Ogawa and Loshaek variations.

  • 15.
    Lange, Heiko
    et al.
    Univ Roma Tor Vergata, Dept Chem Sci & Technol, Rome, Italy..
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Crestini, Claudia
    Univ Roma Tor Vergata, Dept Chem Sci & Technol, Rome, Italy..
    Correlating structural features of lignin with physical properties: Toward a descriptive-predictive database2015Ingår i: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 249Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 16. Lauberts, Maris
    et al.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Ponomarenko, Jevgenija
    Dizhbite, Tatjana
    Dobele, Galina
    Volperts, Alexandr
    Lauberte, Liga
    Telysheva, Galina
    Fractionation of technical lignin with ionic liquids as a method for improving purity and antioxidant activity2017Ingår i: INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, ISSN 0926-6690, Vol. 95, s. 512-520Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Alder soda lignin, a by-product of the chemical processing of black alder wood, was fractionated using ionic liquids (ILs) based on the 1-buthyl-3-methylimidazolium [Bmim] cation and the following anions: chloride ([Bmim]Cl), dimethylphosphate ([Bmim]Me2PO4), acetate ([Brhim]OAc) and tosylate ([Bmim]OTs). The aim was to obtain lignin fractions of improved purity for further application as antioxidants. The purity and properties of the IL lignin fractions were compared with those of other lignin fractions obtained using sequential extraction with organic solvents. The original lignin and the lignin fractions were characterized by analytical pyrolysis (Py-GC/MS/FID), size-permeation chromatography (GPC), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and wet chemistry methods. The lignin treatment with [Bmim]DMP, [Bmim]OAc and [Bmim]OTs produced fractions with a lignin content of 98-99%. These fractions along with the n-propanol and methanol fractions obtained using sequential organic solvent extraction were enriched with certain structural features that had a positive impact on lignin antioxidant activity, according to the results from DPPH center dot and ORAC assays.

  • 17. Mattsson, Tuve
    et al.
    Azhar, Shoaib
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Eriksson, Susanna
    Helander, Mikaela
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Henriksson, Gunnar
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Jedvert, Kerstin
    Lawoko, Martin
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Lindström, Mikael E.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    McKee, Lauren S.
    KTH, Skolan för bioteknologi (BIO), Glykovetenskap. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Oinonen, Petri
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Westerberg, Niklas
    Theliander, Hans
    The Development of a Wood-based Materials-biorefinery2017Ingår i: BioResources, ISSN 1930-2126, E-ISSN 1930-2126, Vol. 12, nr 4, s. 9152-9182Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Several different methods for the extraction, separation, and purification of wood constituents were combined in this work as a unified process with the purpose of achieving a high overall efficiency of material extraction and utilization. This study aimed to present a laboratory-scale demonstrator biorefinery that illustrated how the different wood constituents could be separated from the wood matrix for later use in the production of new bio-based materials and chemicals by combining several approaches. This study builds on several publications and ongoing activities within the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) in Sweden on the theme "From wood to material components." Combining the approaches developed in these WWSC projects - including mild steam explosion, membrane and chromatographic separation, enzymatic treatment and leaching, ionic liquid extraction, and fractionation together with Kraft pulping - formed an outline for a complete materials-biorefinery. The process steps involved were tested as integral steps in a linked process. The scale of operations ranged from the kilogram-scale to the gram-scale. The feasibility and efficiency of these process steps in a biorefinery system were assessed, based on the data, beginning with whole wood.

  • 18. Podkościelna, B.
    et al.
    Goliszek, M.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi.
    New approach in the application of lignin for the synthesis of hybrid materials2017Ingår i: Pure and Applied Chemistry, ISSN 0033-4545, E-ISSN 1365-3075, Vol. 89, nr 1, s. 161-171Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, a novel method for the synthesis of hybrid, porous microspheres, including divinylbenzene (DVB), triethoxyvinylsilane (TEVS) and methacrylated lignin (L-Met), is presented. The methacrylic derivatives of kraft lignin were obtained by reaction with methacryloyl chloride according to a new experimental protocol. The course of the modification of lignin was confirmed by attenuated total reflectance (ATR-FTIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The emulsion-suspension polymerization method was employed to obtain copolymers of DVD, TEVS and L-Met in spherical forms. The porous structures and morphologies of the obtained lignin-containing functionalized microspheres were investigated by low-temperature nitrogen adsorption data and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The microspheres are demonstrated to be mesoporous materials with specific surface areas in the range of 430-520 m2/g. The effects of the lignin component on the porous structure, shape, swelling and thermal properties of the microspheres were evaluated.

  • 19. Podkościelna, B.
    et al.
    Gordobil, O.
    Riazanova, Anastasiia
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Dobele, G.
    Labidi, J.
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Gun'ko, V. M.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    Novel Porous Materials Obtained from Technical Lignins and Their Methacrylate Derivatives Copolymerized with Styrene and Divinylbenzene2017Ingår i: ChemistrySelect, ISSN 2365-6549, Vol. 2, nr 7, s. 2257-2264Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing availability of various types of technical lignins as result of the emergence of new biorefinery technologies has boosted the interest in the commercialization of lignin-based materials. Here we suggest a novel method for the preparation of uniform porous microspheres through emulsion-suspension polymerization of various technical lignins and related methacrylates with styrene (St) and divinylbenzene (DVB). Obtained microspheres have diameters in the range of 5–50 μm, with a more uniform shape for copolymers that contains lignin derivatives. Nitrogen sorption with DFT theory indicates that the microspheres are mesoporous materials with specific surface areas in the range of 230–270 m2g−1 but with significant differences in pore volume, especially in the mesopores size range (0–0.65 cm3g−1). Theoretical modeling of lignin alone and in St-DVB composites shows changes in polarity of the structures, which have become mosaics with hydrophilic and hydrophobic functionalities. This structure affects the properties of the interfacial water and, therefore, can affect the adsorption of both polar and nonpolar adsorbates in solid-phase extraction.

  • 20.
    Puziy, Alexander M.
    et al.
    NAS Ukraine, Inst Sorpt & Problems Endoecol, Naumov St 13, UA-03164 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Poddubnaya, Olga I.
    NAS Ukraine, Inst Sorpt & Problems Endoecol, Naumov St 13, UA-03164 Kiev, Ukraine..
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Carbon Materials from Technical Lignins: Recent Advances2018Ingår i: Topics in Current Chemistry, ISSN 2365-0869, Vol. 376, nr 4, artikel-id 33Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Lignin, a major component of lignocellulosic biomass, is generated in enormous amounts during the pulp production. It is also a major coproduct of second generation biofuels. The effective utilization of lignin is critical for the accelerated development of the advanced cellulosic biorefinery. Low cost and availability of lignin make it attractive precursor for preparation of a range of carbon materials, including activated carbons, activated carbon fibers (CF), structural CF, graphitic carbons or carbon black that could be used for environmental protection, as catalysts, in energy storage applications or as reinforcing components in advanced composite materials. Technical lignins are very diverse in terms of their molecular weight, structure, chemical reactivity, and chemical composition, which is a consequence of the different origin of the lignin and the various methods of lignin isolation. The inherent heterogeneity of lignin is the main obstacle to the preparation of high-performance CF. Although lignin-based CF still do not compete with polyacrylonitrile-derived CF in mechanical properties, they nevertheless provide new markets through high availability and low production costs. Alternatively, technical lignin could be used for production of carbon adsorbents, which have very high surface areas and pore volumes comparable to the best commercial activated carbons. These porous carbons are useful for purifying gas and aqueous media from organic pollutants or adsorption of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions. They also could be used as catalysts or electrodes in electrochemical applications.

  • 21.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Li, Dongfang
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Ek, Monica
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi.
    Evaluation of Ionic Liquids as direct solvents for the manufacturing of novel products from cellulose2010Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 22. Sobiesiak, Magdalena
    et al.
    Podkoscielna, Beata
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Thermal degradation behavior of lignin-modified porous styrene-divinylbenzene and styrene-bisphenol A glycerolate diacrylate copolymer microspheres2017Ingår i: Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, ISSN 0165-2370, E-ISSN 1873-250X, Vol. 123, s. 364-375Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes the thermal properties of polymeric porous microspheres that contain a natural wood-derived polymer, lignin, as one of the components. Polymeric microspheres were obtained by the reaction of divinylbenzene (DVB) or bisphenol A glycerolate diacrylate (BPA.DA) with styrene (St) and a lignin component. The lignin components were unmodified lignin (L), lignin esterified with acrylic acid (LA) or lignin initially reacted with epichlorohydrin and then with acrylic acid (LEA). The copolymers were obtained by emulsion-suspension polymerization at a constant mole ratio of the tetrafunctional monomer DVB or BPA.DA to styrene St (1:1 w/w) and different types of lignin components. The thermal stabilities and degradation behavior of the obtained microspheres were studied by a thermogravimetric (TG/DTG/DSC) analysis. The evolved gases were analyzed by FTIR spectrometry. The influence of the lignin component on thermal properties of the obtained polymeric microspheres is evaluated and discussed. Due to the presence of the specific functional groups and well-developed porous structure, the obtained lignin-containing microspheres have a potential application as specific sorbents. Based on the high char content during the pyrolysis, the copolymers containing the lignin additives can be also considered as potential precursors for preparation of carbon materials.

  • 23.
    Svärd, Antonia
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Polymerteknologi.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Dobele, Galina
    Jurkjane, Vilhemina
    Brännvall, Elisabet
    KTH, Skolan för kemivetenskap (CHE), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    COST Action FP1105: effect of raw materials and pulping conditions on the characteristics of dissolved kraft lignins2016Ingår i: Holzforschung, ISSN 0018-3830, E-ISSN 1437-434X, Vol. 70, nr 12, s. 1105-1114Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The composition, molecular weight (MW), and chemical structure of technical lignins as byproducts of pulping influence their application in terms of physical and chemical properties, reactivity, and performance. It is important to know how the analytical data of technical lignins are influenced by the wood species and the parameters of pulping. The present study focuses on kraft pulping and how the wood species (eucalyptus, pine, and spruce) and variable cooking times influence the characteristics of dissolved lignins. The black liquor (BL) was recovered after three different cooking times and the precipitated lignin was characterized by total acid hydrolysis including the determination of the acid insoluble part (Klason lignin, KL) and the sugars in the hydrolysate, elemental analysis, 31P NMR spectroscopy, analytical pyrolysis (Py-GC/MS), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), thermogravimetry (TG), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results indicate that the phenolic OH content, MW and glass transition temperature increased with longer cooking times for the softwood (SW) lignins. These lignins had also a higher MW (M-w 5500-8000 g mol(-1)), than the eucalyptus lignin (M-w 2200-2400 g mol(-1)). Eucalyptus lignin had higher sulfur content compared to SW.

  • 24.
    Tagami, Ayumu
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Gioia, Claudio
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Lauberts, Maris
    Latvian State Inst Wood Chem, 27 Dzerbenes Str, LV-1006 Riga, Latvia..
    Budnyak, Tetyana
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Moriana, Rosana
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Solvent fractionation of softwood and hardwood kraft lignins for more efficient uses: Compositional, structural, thermal, antioxidant and adsorption properties2019Ingår i: Industrial crops and products (Print), ISSN 0926-6690, E-ISSN 1872-633X, Vol. 129, s. 123-134Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This work summarizes the impact of solvent fractionation on the chemical structure, antioxidant activity, heating values, and thermal and adsorption properties of industrial hardwood and softwood kraft lignins. The aim of the research was to develop a simple approach for obtaining lignin fractions with tailored properties for applications in certain materials. Four common industrial solvents, namely, ethyl acetate, ethanol, methanol and acetone, in various combinations, were found to be efficient for separating spruce and eucalyptus kraft lignins into fractions with low polydispersities. The ethanol fraction of spruce and the ethyl acetate fraction of eucalyptus afforded the highest yields. Gel-permeation chromatography analysis was used to evaluate the efficiency of the chosen solvent combination for lignin fractionation. The composition and structure of the lignin material was characterized by elemental analysis, analytical pyrolysis (Py-GC/MS/FID) and P-31 NMR spectro-scopy. The thermal properties of the lignin samples were studied using thermogravimetric analysis. Proximate analysis data (ash, volatile components, organic matter and fixed carbon) was obtained through the direct measurement of weight changes in each experimental curve, and the high heating values (in MJ/kg) were calculated according to equations suggested in the literature. The adsorption properties of fractionated kraft lignins were studied using methylene blue dye. The correlations observed between molecular weight, composition and functionality and the thermal, radical scavenging and adsorption properties of the lignin fractions provides useful information for selecting the appropriate solvent combinations for specific applications of lignin raw materials (including their use as antioxidants, biofuels or sorbents in water treatment processes).

  • 25.
    Tagami, Ayumu
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi. Nippon paper Industries Co., Ltd. .
    Zhao, Yadong
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi.
    Dobele, Galina
    Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry.
    Lindström, Mikael
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi. KTH, Tidigare Institutioner (före 2005), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Tidigare Institutioner (före 2005), Pappers- och massateknik.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi, Träkemi och massateknologi.
    Lignin-modified tunicate cellulose nanofiber (CNF)-starch composites: impact of lignin diversity on film performanceManuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Lignin fractions having different molecular weights and varied chemical structures isolated from kraft lignins of both softwood and hardwood via a sequential solvent fractionation technique were incorporated into a tunicate cellulose nanofibers (CNF) - starch mixture to prepare 100% bio-based composite films. The aim was to investigate the correlation between lignin diversity and film performance. It was confirmed that lignin’s distribution in the films was dependent on the solvents used for fractionation (acetone > methanol > ethanol > ethyl acetate) and influenced the optical properties of the films. The -OH group content and molecular weight of lignin were positively related to film density. In general, the addition of lignin fractions led to the thermal stability decrease and the Young's modulus increase of the composite films. The modulus of the films was found to decrease as the molecular weight of lignin increased, and a higher amount of carboxyl and phenolic -OH groups in the lignin fraction resulted in films with higher stiffness. The thermal analysis showed higher char content formation for lignin-containing films in a nitrogen atmosphere with increased molecular weight. In an oxygen atmosphere, the phenol contents, saturated side chains and short chain structures of lignin had impacts on the maximum decomposition temperature of the films, confirming the positive relationship between the antioxidant ability of lignin and thermo-oxidative stability of the corresponding film. This study addresses the importance of lignin diversities on composite film performance, which could be helpful for tailoring lignin’s applications in bio-based materials based on their specific characteristics.

  • 26.
    Zhao, Yadong
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Tagami, Ayumu
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Dobele, Galina
    Latvian State Inst Wood Chem, 27 Dzerbenes Str, LV-1006 Riga, Latvia..
    Lindström, Mikael E.
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi.
    Sevastyanova, Olena
    KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Fiber- och polymerteknologi. KTH, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa (CBH), Centra, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    The Impact of Lignin Structural Diversity on Performance of Cellulose Nanofiber (CNF)-Starch Composite Films2019Ingår i: Polymers, ISSN 2073-4360, E-ISSN 2073-4360, Vol. 11, nr 3, artikel-id 538Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Lignin fractions having different molecular weights and varied chemical structures isolated from kraft lignins of both softwood and hardwood via a sequential solvent fractionation technique were incorporated into a tunicate cellulose nanofibers (CNF)-starch mixture to prepare 100% bio-based composite films. The aim was to investigate the impact of lignin structural diversity on film performance. It was confirmed that lignin's distribution in the films was dependent on the polarity of solvents used for fractionation (acetone > methanol > ethanol > ethyl acetate) and influenced the optical properties of the films. The -OH group content and molecular weight of lignin were positively related to film density. In general, the addition of lignin fractions led to decrease in thermal stability and increase in Young's modulus of the composite films. The modulus of the films was found to decrease as the molecular weight of lignin increased, and a higher amount of carboxyl and phenolic -OH groups in the lignin fraction resulted in films with higher stiffness. The thermal analysis showed higher char content formation for lignin-containing films in a nitrogen atmosphere with increased molecular weight. In an oxygen atmosphere, the phenol content, saturated side chains and short chain structures of lignin had impacts on the maximum decomposition temperature of the films, confirming the relationship between the chemical structure of lignin and thermo-oxidative stability of the corresponding film. This study addresses the importance of lignin diversities on composite film performance, which could be helpful for tailoring lignin's applications in bio-based materials based on their specific characteristics.

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