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  • 1.
    Aulin, Christian
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Shchukarev, Andrei
    Umeå Universitet.
    Lindström, Tom
    Wetting kinetics of oil mixtures on fluorinated model cellulose surfaces2008In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 317, p. 556-567Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The wetting of two different model cellulose surfaces has been studied; a regenerated cellulose (RG) surface prepared by spin-coating, and a novel multilayer film of poly(ethyleneimine) and a carboxymethylated microtibrillated cellulose (MFC). The cellulose films were characterized in detail using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). AFM indicates smooth and continuous films on a nanometer scale and the RMS roughness of the RG cellulose and MFC surfaces was determined to be 3 and 6 nm, respectively. The cellulose films were modified by coating with various amounts of an anionic fluorosurfactant, perfluorooctadecanoic acid, or covalently modified with pentadecafluorooctanyl chloride. The fluorinated cellulose films were used to follow the spreading mechanisms of three different oil mixtures. The viscosity and surface tension of the oils were found to be essential parameters governing the spreading kinetics on these surfaces. XPS and dispersive surface energy measurements were made on the cellulose films coated with perfluorooctadecanoic acid. A strong correlation was found between the surface concentration of fluorine, the dispersive surface energy and the contact angle of castor oil on the surface. A dispersive surface energy less than 18 mN/m was required in order for the cellulose surface to be non-wetting (theta(e) > 90 degrees) by castor oil.

  • 2.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Tailoring Surface Properties of Bio-Fibers via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization2007Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    The potential use of renewable, bio-based polymers in high-technological applications has attracted great interest due to increased environmental concern. Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer resource in the world, and it has great potential to be modified to suit new application areas. The development of controlled polymerization techniques, such as atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), has made it possible to graft well-defined polymers from cellulose surfaces. In this study, graft-modification of cellulose substrates by ATRP was explored as a tool for tailoring surface properties and for the fabrication of functional cellulose surfaces.

    Various native and regenerated cellulose substrates were successfully graft-modified to investigate the effect of surface morphology on the grafting reactions. It was found that significantly denser polymer brushes were grafted from the native than from the regenerated cellulose substrates, most likely due to differences in surface area.

    A method for detaching the grafted polymer from the substrate was developed, based on the selective cleavage of silyl ether bonds with tetrabutylammonium fluoride. The results from the performed kinetic study suggest that the surface-initiated polymerization of methyl methacrylate from cellulose proceeds faster than the concurrent solution polymerization at low monomer conversions, but slows down to match the kinetics of the solution polymerization at higher conversions.

    Superhydrophobic and self-cleaning bio-fiber surfaces were obtained by grafting of glycidyl methacrylate using a branched graft-on-graft architecture, followed by post-functionalization to obtain fluorinated polymer brushes. AFM analysis showed that the surface had a micro-nano-binary structure. It was also found that superhydrophobic surfaces could be achieved by post-functionalization with an alkyl chain, with no use of fluorine.

    Thermo-responsive cellulose surfaces have been prepared by graft-modification with the stimuli responsive polymer poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm). Brushes of poly(4-vinylpyridine) (P4VP) rendered a pH-responsive cellulose surface. Dual-responsive cellulose surfaces were achieved by grafting block-copolymers of PNIPAAm and P4VP.

  • 3.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    et al.
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Polymer Technology.
    Carlmark, Anna
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Groux, M
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Polymer Technology.
    Surface modification of natural substrates by atom transfer radical polymerization.2004In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 228, p. U443-U443Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Surface Modification of Natural Substrates by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization2006In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, ISSN 0021-8995, E-ISSN 1097-4628, Vol. 100, no 5, p. 4155-4162Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Surface modification of various solid polysaccharide substrates was conducted by grafting methyl acrylate (NU,) and styrene via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) to produce well-defined polymer grafts. The hydroxyl groups on the surfaces of the substrates were reacted with 2-bromoisobutyryl bromide followed by graft copolymerization under ATRP conditions. The studied substrates were filter paper, microcrystalline cellulose, Lyocell fibers, dialysis tubing, and chitosan films. The modified Substrates were analyzed by FT-IR, water contact angle measurements, TGA, and SEM. FT-IR characterization of the grafted substrates showed significant differences between the different substrates in the amount of grafted polymer. Higher amounts of polymer seem to be possible to graft from native cellulose substrates than from regenerated cellulose substrates. To investigate whether the grafted polymers were "living" after a longer time period, a second layer of polystyrene was grafted from a filter paper modified with PMA one year ago. FT-IR characterization of the filter paper showed a peak corresponding to styrene, indicating that a block copolymer had been formed on the surface. Graft copolymerization can be used to change and tailor the surface properties of the polysaccharide substrates.

  • 5.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Nyström, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Kinetic Study of the Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization from Bio-Fiber SurfacesIn: Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, E-ISSN 1520-5835Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Nyström, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Östmark, Emma
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Antoni, Per
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Carlmark, Anna
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Johansson, Mats
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva E.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Intelligent Dual-Responsive Cellulose Surfaces via Surface-Initiated ATRP2008In: Biomacromolecules, ISSN 1525-7797, E-ISSN 1526-4602, Vol. 9, no 8, p. 2139-2145Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Novel thermo-responsive cellulose (filter paper) surfaces of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) and pH-responsive cellulose surfaces of 4-vinylpyridine (4VP) have been achieved via surface-initiated ATRP. Dual-responsive (pH and temperature) cellulose surfaces were also obtained through the synthesis of block-copolymer brushes of PNIPAAm and P4VP. With changes in pH and temperature, these "intelligent" surfaces showed a reversible response to both individual triggers, as indicated by the changes in wettability from highly hydrophilic to highly hydrophobic observed by water contact angle measurements. Adjusting the composition of the grafted block-copolymer brushes allowed for further tuning of the wettability of these "intelligent" cellulose surfaces.

  • 7.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Nyström, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Östmark, Emma
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Antoni, Per
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Johansson, Mats
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Dual-Responsive Bio-Fiber Surfaces via ATRPIn: Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, E-ISSN 1520-5835Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Malmström, Eva
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Östmark, Emma
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Nyström, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hansson, Susanne
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Carlmark, Anna
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    POLY 500-Surface properties of cellulose readily tailored by ATRP2008In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 236Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Nyström, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Östmark, Emma
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Antoni, Per
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Carlmark, Anna
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva E.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Bouncing Water Droplets on Superhydrophobic Cellulose SurfacesIn: Journal of Materials Chemistry, ISSN 0959-9428, E-ISSN 1364-5501Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Nyström, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Östmark, Emma
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Antoni, Per
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Johansson, Mats
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Superhydrophobic and self-cleaning bio-fiber surfaces via ATRP and subsequent postfunctionalization2009In: ACS applied materials & interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 816-823Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Superhydrophobic and self-cleaning cellulose surfaces have been obtained via surface-confined grafting of glycidyl methacrylate using atom transfer radical polymerization combined with postmodification reactions. Both linear and branched graft-on-graft architectures were used for the postmodification reactions to obtain highly hydrophobic bio-fiber surfaces by functionalization of the grafts with either poly(dimethylsiloxane), perfluorinated chains, or alkyl chains, respectively, Postfunctionalization using alkyl chains yielded results similar to those of surfaces modified by perfluorination, in terms of superhydrophobicity, self-cleaning properties, and the stability of these properties over time. in addition, highly oleophobic surfaces have been obtained when modification with perfluorinated chains was performed.

  • 11.
    Nyström, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Östmark, Emma
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Superhydrophobic Bio-fibre Surfaces via Tailored Grafting Architecture2006In: Chemical Communications, ISSN 1359-7345, E-ISSN 1364-548X, no 34, p. 3594-3596Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Superhydrophobic bio-fibre surfaces with a micro-nano-binary surface structure have been achieved via the surface-confined grafting of glycidyl methacrylate, using a branched "graft-on-graft'' architecture, followed by post-functionalisation to obtain fluorinated brushes.

  • 12.
    Östmark, Emma
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Nyström, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Dendronized Hydroxypropyl Cellulose: Synthesis and Characterization of Biobased Nanoobjects2007In: Biomacromolecules, ISSN 1525-7797, E-ISSN 1526-4602, Vol. 8, no 12, p. 3815-3822Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dendronized polymers containing a cellulose backbone have been synthesized with the aim of producing complex molecules with versatile functionalization possibilites and high molecular weight from biobased starting materials. The dendronized polymers were built by attaching premade acetonide-protected 2,2-bis(methylol)propionic acid functional dendrons of generation one to three to a hydroxypropyl cellulose backbone. Deprotection or functionalization of the end groups of the first generation dendronized polymer to hydroxyl groups and long alkyl chains was performed, respectively. The chemical structures of the dendronized polymers were confirmed through analysis using H-1 NMR and FT-IR spectroscopies. From SEC analysis, the dendronized polymers were found to have an increasing polystyrene-equivalent molecular weight up to the second generation (M-n = 50 kg mol(-1)), whereas the polystyrene-equivalent molecular weight for the third generation was lower than for the second, although the same grafting density was obtained from H-1 NMR spectroscopy for the second and third generations. Tapping-mode atomic force microscopy was used to characterize the properties of the dendronized polymers in the dry state, exploring both the effect of the polar substrate mica and the less polar substrate highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). It was found that the molecules were in the size range of tens of nanometers and that they were apt to undertake a more elongated conformation on the HOPG surfaces when long alkyl chains were attached as the dendron end-groups.

  • 13.
    Östmark, Emma
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Nyström, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lindqvist, Josefina
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Carlmark, Anna
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    POLY 73-Hydroxypropyl cellulose as multifunctional initiator for controlled polymerizations2008In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 236Article in journal (Refereed)
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