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  • 201.
    Andersson, Samir
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Zou, Dapeng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Zhang, Rong
    Sun, Shiguo
    Sun, Licheng
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Light driven formation of a supramolecular system with three CB 8 s locked between redox-active Ru(bpy)(3) complexes2009In: Organic and biomolecular chemistry, ISSN 1477-0520, E-ISSN 1477-0539, Vol. 7, no 17, p. 3605-3609Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Three CB[8]s have been reversibly locked between two Ru(bpy)(3)-viologen complexes by light driven electron transfer reactions.

  • 202. Andrade Pires, Amanda do Rocio
    et al.
    Ruthes, Andrea Caroline
    KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Glycoscience. Univ Fed Parana, Brazil.
    Suter Correia Cadena, Silvia Maria
    Iacomini, Marcello
    Cytotoxic effect of a mannogalactoglucan extracted from Agaricus bisporus on HepG2 cells2017In: Carbohydrate Polymers, ISSN 0144-8617, E-ISSN 1879-1344, Vol. 170, p. 33-42Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A mannogalactoglucan (RK2-Ab; M-w, 1.8 x 10(4) g mol(-1)) composed by Man (27.3%), Gal (24.4%) and Glc (48.3%) was extracted and characterized from Agaricus bisporus, and its biological activity was evaluated on human hepatocarcinoma cells (HepG2). The partially-O-methylated alditol acetates together with the NMR data suggest the main chain to be composed of alpha-D-Galp (32.8%) and beta-D-Glcp (37.0%) units (1 -> 6) -linked, with beta-D-Manp (14.6%), as non-reducing end units, substituting the side chains at O-2 (alpha-D-Galp units; 3.3%) and O-2 and O-4 (beta-D-Glcp units; 3.6%). (1 -> 2) -linked beta-D-Glcp (2.7%) and beta-D-Manp (6.0%) can also be observed. RK2-Ab reduced cellular viability of HepG2 cells, by both, the MTT and lactate dehydrogenase release assays, promoted the increase of cytochrome c release and decrease of ATP content. Suggesting that the mannogalactoglucan from A. bisporus may have antitumor activity by inducing apoptosis by the mitochondria death pathway, and could be used in cancer therapy.

  • 203. Andrae, Johan C. G.
    et al.
    Brinck, Tore
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Physical Chemistry (closed 20110630).
    Kalghatgi, G. T.
    HCCI experiments with toluene reference fuels modeled by a semidetailed chemical kinetic model2008In: Combustion and Flame, ISSN 0010-2180, E-ISSN 1556-2921, Vol. 155, no 4, p. 696-712Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A semidetailed mechanism (137 species and 633 reactions) and new experiments in a homogeneous charge conic pression ignition (HCCI) engine on the autoignition of toluene reference fuels are presented. Skeletal mechanisms for isooctane and n-heptane were added to a detailed toluene submechanism. The model shows generally good agreement with ignition delay times measured in a shock tube and a rapid compression machine and is sensitive to changes in temperature, pressure, and mixture strength. The addition of reactions involving the formation and destruction of benzylperoxide radical was crucial to modeling toluene shock tube data. Laminar burning velocities for benzene and toluene were well predicted by the model after some revision of the high-temperature chemistry. Moreover, laminar burning velocities of a real gasoline at 353 and 500 K Could be predicted by the model using a toluene reference fuel as a surrogate. The model also captures the experimentally observed differences in combustion phasing of toluene/n-heptane mixtures, compared to a primary reference fuel of the same research octane number, in HCCI engines as the intake pressure and temperature are changed. For high intake pressures and low intake temperatures, a sensitivity analysis at the moment of maximum heat release rate shows that the consumption of phenoxy radicals is rate-limiting when a toluene/n-heptane fuel is used, which makes this fuel more resistant to autoignition than the primary reference fuel. Typical CPU times encountered in zero-dimensional calculations were on the order of seconds and minutes in laminar flame speed calculations. Cross reactions between benzylperoxy radicals and n-heptane improved the model prediction,,; of shock tube experiments for phi = 1.0 and temperatures lower than 800 K for an n-heptane/toluene fuel mixture, but cross reactions had no influence on HCCI Simulations.

  • 204. Andre, Sabine
    et al.
    Pei, Zichao
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Siebert, Hans-Christian
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Gabius, Hans-Joachim
    Glycosyldisulfides from Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries as O-Glycoside Mimetics for Plant and Endogenous Lectins: Their Reactivities in Solid-Phase and Cell Assays and Conformational Analysis by Molecular Dynamics Simulations2006In: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, ISSN 0968-0896, Vol. 14, p. 6314-6326Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dynamic combinatorial library design exploiting the thiol-disulfide exchange readily affords access to glycosyldisulfides. In order to reveal lectin-binding properties of this type of non-hydrolyzable sugar derivative, libraries originating from a mixture of common building blocks of natural glycans and thiocompounds were tested against three plant agglutinins with specificity to galactose, fucose or N-acetylgalactosamine, respectively, in a solid-phase assay. Extent of lectin binding to matrix-immobilized neoglycoprotein presenting the cognate sugar could be reduced, and evidence for dependence on type of carbohydrate was provided by dynamic deconvolution. Glycosyldisulfides also maintained activity in assays of increased physiological relevance, that is, using native tumor cells and also adding to the test panel an endogenous lectin (galectin-3) involved in tumor spread and cardiac dysfunction. N-Acetylgalactosamine was pinpointed as the most important building block of libraries for the human lectin and the digalactoside as most potent compound acting on the toxic mistletoe agglutinin which is closely related to the biohazard ricin. Because this glycosyldisulfide, which even surpasses lactose in inhibitory capacity, rivals thiodigalactoside as inhibitor, their degrees of intramolecular flexibility were comparatively analyzed by computational calculations. Molecular dynamics runs with explicit consideration of water molecules revealed a conspicuously high degree of potential for shape alterations by the disulfide's three-bond system at the interglycosidic linkage. The presented evidence defines glycosyldisulfides as biologically active ligands for lectins

  • 205. Andreasson, B.
    et al.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    On the mechanisms behind the action of wet strength and wet strength agents2009In: Paper Products Physics and Technology, Walter de Gruyter, 2009, p. 185-208Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 206.
    Andrieux, Sebastien
    et al.
    Univ Stuttgart, Inst Phys Chem, Pfaffenwaldring 55, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany.;Inst Charles Sadron UPR22 CNRS, 23 Rue Loess, F-67034 Strasbourg 2, France..
    Medina, Lilian
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Biocomposites. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Herbst, Michael
    Univ Stuttgart, Inst Phys Chem, Pfaffenwaldring 55, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany..
    Berglund, Lars
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Biocomposites. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Stubenrauch, Cosima
    Univ Stuttgart, Inst Phys Chem, Pfaffenwaldring 55, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany..
    Monodisperse highly ordered chitosan/cellulose nanocomposite foams2019In: Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, ISSN 1359-835X, E-ISSN 1878-5840, Vol. 125, article id UNSP 105516Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In solid foams, most physical properties are determined by the pore size and shape distributions and the organisation of the pores. For this reason, it is important to control the structure of porous materials. We recently tackled this issue with the help of microfluidic-aided foam templating, which allowed us to generate mono-disperse and highly ordered chitosan foams. However, the properties of foams also depend on the properties of the pore wall constituents. In case of chitosan-based foams, the foams have poor absolute mechanical properties, simply due to the fact that the solubility of chitosan in water is very low, so that the relative density of the freeze-dried foams becomes very small. Drawing inspiration from the field of nanocomposites, we incorporated cellulose nanofibres into the foamed chitosan solutions, with a view to strengthening the pore walls in the foam and thus the mechanical properties of the final foam. We report here how the cellulose nanofibres affect the structure of both the liquid foam template and the solid foam. The resulting nanocomposite foams have improved mechanical properties, which, however, are not proportional to the amount of cellulose nanofibres in the composites. One reason for this observation is the disturbance of the porous structure of the solid foams by the cellulose nanofibres.

  • 207.
    Andronova, Natalia
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Bioresorbable copolymers with tailored properies: innovative materials för soft tissuel engineering2006Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The emerging need for new synthetic materials for soft tissue engineering applications encourages the search for innovative polymers having interesting properties. Ring-opening polymerization of lactones and lactides initiated by tin alkoxides has received particular attention due to the versatility of the method for building up well-defined biodegradable structures. The controlled reactions together with a careful choice of comonomers and copolymer composition make it possible to create materials with desired molecular architecture and properties.The aim of the work described in this thesis was to design aliphatic bioresorbable copolymers with new structures and controlled properties for potential application in soft tissue engineering. The first part of the work was focused on the surface properties of the materials synthesized for biomedical application. Solution-cast film triblock copolymers of L-lactide (LLA) and 1,5-dioxepan-2-one (DXO), subjected to thermal treatment have been studied. The effects of molecular weight, polymer composition, cooling rate, and casting solution concentration on the nanostructure surface morphology and topography have been investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The surface characterization of the annealed triblock copolymers revealed well-defined fiber features formed as a result of a melt-induced micro-phase separation during crystallization. The dimensions and shape of the formations could be related to the copolymer composition and annealing conditions, and this makes it possible to create controlled and well-defined surface structure. The results of cell adhesion studies on annealed triblock copolymers indicate that these materials favor fibroblast growth and spreading, which makes them promising candidates for applications as bioresorbable membranes.In the next stage of the work, linear and network copolymers of ε-caprolactone (CL) and DXO with a controlled composition and controlled hydrophilicity have been synthesized. The molar fraction of DXO in the copolymers affected their mechanical, thermal and surface properties. The hydrophilicity was tailored by changing the monomer composition in the copolymers. The AFM measurements on the linear copolymers showed that short fibrillar structures were formed upon crystallization from the melt. The supple CL-DXO networks were easy to cast and could easily be removed from the mould surface, so that it is possible to use this material for embossing procedures without the risk of damaging the surface pattern during removal from the mould.

  • 208.
    Andronova, Natalia
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Srivastava, Rajiv
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Albertsson, Ann-Christine
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Potential tissue implants from the networks based on 1,5-dioxepan-2-one and epsilon-caprolactone2005In: Polymer journal, ISSN 0032-3896, E-ISSN 1349-0540, Vol. 46, no 18, p. 6746-6755Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis and characterization of degradable polymeric networks for biomedical applications was performed. Cross-linked films of poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) and poly(1,5-dioxepan-2-one) (PDXO) having various mole fractions of monomers and different cross-link densities were successfully prepared using 2,2'-bis-(epsilon-caprolactone-4-yl) propane (BCP) as cross-linking agent. Reaction parameters were carefully examined to optimise, the film-formin.,, conditions. Networks obtained were elastomeric materials. easy to cast and remove from the mould. Effect of CL content and cross-link density on the final properties of the polymer network was evaluated. High CL content or degree of cross-linking led to increase in Young's modulus and decrease in elongation at break. An increase in crystalline domains in films having a higher CL content was observed by optical microscopy. A greater thermal stability was observed in films having a high CL content. The hydrophilicity of the materials could be tailored by changing the CL content. The surface of the films became rougher with higher CL content.

  • 209.
    André, Magnus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Malmström, Maria E.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Neretnieks, Ivars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    Determining sorption coefficients in intact rock using an electrical potential gradient as a driving force for migration2006In: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIX / [ed] VanIseghem, P, WARRENDALE, PA: MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY , 2006, Vol. 932, p. 975-982Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The transport of radionuclides in indigenous rock is greatly affected by the sorption of cations in the porous rock matrix. For the determination of sorption coefficients, batch experiments have traditionally been used. For these experiments, the rock sample is crushed into fine particles to reduce the experimental time. However, this procedure increases the specific surface area of the sample and the new surfaces created could have different sorption qualities than the naturally occurring surfaces, which may impair the results of sorption coefficient determinations. A new method for determining sorption coefficients in intact rock is being developed, using electromigration as a means to speed up the transport process, thereby allowing for faster equilibration between the rock sample and the tracer solution. Here, we report results from preliminary experiments, using cesium as a sorbing tracer, showing a consistent difference between sorption coefficients obtained using electromigration methods on intact rock samples and traditional batch experiments on crushed samples.

  • 210.
    Andrén, Oliver
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Exploring bis-MPA Based Dendritic Structures in Biomedicine2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the last decades there has been significant advances in polymer chemistry. New coupling chemistries, polymerization techniques and accelerated approaches enable researches to push the limits of structural control. One outcome of such development is the field of linear dendritic (LD) and dendritic linear dendritic (DLD) hybrid materials, drawing benefit from both linear and dendritic material properties. LD-hybrids with their high density of functional groups and customizability offer much promise for use in biological applications. This thesis deals with the potential use of sophisticated LD-hybrid materials focusing on the field of biomedicine and biomedical applications. The linear component is manly poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) while the dendritic part consists of 2,2-Bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic (bis-MPA) building blocks.

    Initially a family of unsymmetrical LD amphiphiles was constructed and evaluated as carriers for drug delivery of chemotherapeutics. Through self-assembly driven by their amphiphilic nature nanocarriers (NC) were constructed with a hydrophobic core and hydrophilic corona. NC were found to enhance the effect of conventional therapeutics by relocating the drug from just the nucleus to the mitochondria among other organelles. Their versatile nature allowed for dual loading of a combination of chemotherapeutics and circumvented the resistance mechanism of resistant cancer cells.

    Dendrimers containing a disulfide in the backbone were also constructed, these enabled the selective fragmentation of the dendrimer by reduction to small molecular thiols. The fragments were also envisioned to disrupt the delicate thiol-disulfide balance intracellularly causing reactive oxygen species (ROS). Dendrimers were elaborated by conjugation to linear PEG creating LD-hybrids and evaluated in vitro and where found to cause high degree of ROS in cancerous cells.

    Thiol functional polymers were created, including linear polymers, dendrimers and DLD-hybrids. The DLD-hybrids were utilized as hydrogels through two efficient chemistries relying on the versatility of the thiol. By varying the generation of the LD-hybrid and the cross-linking chemistry the modulus could be tuned.

    Amine functional LD-hybrids were constructed utilizing the amino acid alanine. Scaffolds were utilized as antimicrobial hydrogels for prophylaxis during surgical intervention. LD-hybrids were initially evaluated in planktonic mode, and were found to have broad spectrum effect and were highly effective against resistant bacteria. Gelation was studied relying on N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) esters as cross-linkers, enabling instantaneous gelation under biological conditions. The gels moduli could be varied to match various tissues including stromal and muscle. The effect of the antimicrobial coatings was investigated with promising results both in vitro and in vivo.

    Finally, more industrially applicable hyperbranched LD-hybrids were constructed. The synthetic strategy relied on a convenient pseudo one-pot approach using Fisher esterification along with sequential monomer addition. Materials were found to have properties and characteristics similar to those of perfect dendritic LD-hybrids. And the scaffolds were evaluated in a range of applications such as hydrogels and isopourous films with promising results.

  • 211.
    Andrén, Oliver C. J.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Fernandes, Aristi P.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Heterogeneous Rupturing Dendrimers2017In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Utilizing macromolecular scaffolds as templates for the production of small molecules that are distinctively different from the original monomer feedstock has many potential applications. Herein, as a proof-of-concept, a family of dendrimers displaying internally queued disulfide bridges were synthesized and exploited as flawless macromolecular templates that selectively rupture into a set of monomeric mercaptans. Disassembly was accomplished in a reducing environment, using DTT as an external stimulus, and the thiol constituents were successfully isolated. Their composition was dictated by three dendritic regions, i.e., (i) the symmetrical trithiol of the core (C3), (ii) the interior-asymmetric trithiols (CD2), and (iii) the periphery-asymmetric monothiols (DB2), in which B functionality is of an orthogonal nature. Taking into account the steady state between disulfides and thiols in all living cells, the collapse of the dendrimers to a multitude of smaller thiols was intracellularly assessed as a means to disrupt the balance of reactive oxygen species (ROS) often elevated in cancer cells. Indeed, the fragmentation induced a significant increase of ROS in human lung carcinoma A549 cells. These findings can potentially alter the perception of dendrimers being limited to carriers to being prodrugs for intracellular delivery of ROS with the potential to fight cancer.

  • 212.
    Andrén, Oliver C. J.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Ingverud, Tobias
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Hult, Daniel
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Håkansson, Joakim
    Bogestål, Yalda
    Caous, Josefin S.
    Blom, Kristina
    Zhang, Yuning
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology.
    Andersson, Therese
    Pedersen, Emma
    Björn, Camilla
    Löwenhielm, Peter
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Antibiotic-Free Cationic Dendritic Hydrogels as Surgical-Site-Infection-Inhibiting Coatings2019In: Advanced Healthcare Materials, ISSN 2192-2640, E-ISSN 2192-2659, Vol. 8, no 5Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract A non-toxic hydrolytically fast-degradable antibacterial hydrogel is herein presented to preemptively treat surgical site infections during the first crucial 24 h period without relying on conventional antibiotics. The approach capitalizes on a two-component system that form antibacterial hydrogels within 1 min and consist of i) an amine functional linear-dendritic hybrid based on linear poly(ethylene glycol) and dendritic 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic acid, and ii) a di-N-hydroxysuccinimide functional poly(ethylene glycol) cross-linker. Broad spectrum antibacterial effect is achieved by multivalent representation of catatonically charged ?-alanine on the dendritic periphery of the linear dendritic component. The hydrogels can be applied readily in an in vivo setting using a two-component syringe delivery system and the mechanical properties can accurately be tuned in the range equivalent to fat tissue and cartilage (G? = 0.5?8 kPa). The antibacterial effect is demonstrated both in vitro toward a range of relevant bacterial strains and in an in vivo mouse model of surgical site infection.

  • 213.
    Andrén, Oliver C. J.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Walter, Marie V.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Yang, Ting
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Multifunctional Poly(ethylene glycol): Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Applications of Dendritic-Linear-Dendritic Block Copolymer Hybrids2013In: Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, E-ISSN 1520-5835, Vol. 46, no 10, p. 3726-3736Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Emerging dendritic-linear-dendritic (DLD) hybrids that possess synergetic properties of linear and highly functional branched dendritic polymers are becoming important macromolecular scaffolds in fields ranging from biomedicine to nanotechnology. By exploiting pseudo-one-step polycondensation reactions, a facile and scalable synthetic methodology for the construction of highly functional DLDs has been developed. A library of three sets of DLDs exhibiting a hydrophilic linear PEG core with covalently attached hyperbranched bis-MPA blocks was synthesized up to the seventh generation with 256 reactive peripheral hydroxyl groups. The degree of branching for the hybrids was found between 0.40 and 0.59 with dispersities ranging from 1.03 to 1.88. The introduction of hyperbranched components resulted in control over or even full disruption of the crystallinity of the PEG. Postfunctionalizations of the peripheral hydroxyl groups with azides, allyls, and ATRP initiators yielded reactive intermediates. These intermediates were successfully assessed through UV-initiated thiol-ene coupling reactions for the synthesis of charged hybrids. ATRP of styrene from the pheriphery afforded amphiphilic macromolecules. Finally, their scaffolding capacity was evaluated for the fabrication of 3D networks, i.e, novel dendritic hydrogels and highly ordered breath figures.

  • 214.
    Andrén, Oliver C. J.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Zhang, Yuning
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Lundberg, Pontus
    Hawker, Craig J.
    Nyström, Andreas M.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Therapeutic Nanocarriers via Cholesterol Directed Self-Assembly of Well-Defined Linear-Dendritic Polymeric Amphiphiles2017In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 29, no 9, p. 3891-3898Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A novel platform of fluorescently labeled nanocarriers (NCs) is herein proposed based on amphiphilic linear-dendritic polymeric hybrids. These sophisticated polymers were synthesized with a high degree of structural control at a macro-molecular level, displayed hydrophobic cholesterol compartments as chain-terminus groups of the dendritic block and hydrophilic bifunctional linear poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) block. Spherical supramolecular assemblies with therapeutically relevant properties were successfully achieved including (i) sizes in the region of 100 to 200 nm; (ii) narrow dispersity profile with values close to 0.12; and (iii) self-assembly down to nanomolar concentrations. The modular nature of the NCs permitted the encapsulation of single or dual anticancer drugs and in parallel provide intracellular fluorescent traceability. As polymer therapeutics, the NCs were proven to penetrate the cancerous cell membranes and deliver the cargo of drugs into the nuclei as well as the cytoplasm and mitochondria. The dual drug delivery of both doxorubicin (DOX) and triptolide substantially enhanced the therapeutic efficacy with a 63% significant increase against resistant breast cancer cells when compared to free DOX.

  • 215.
    Andrén, Oliver
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Ingverud, Tobias
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Hult, Daniel
    Håkansson, Joakim
    Caous, Josefin
    Zhang, Yuning
    Anderson, Therese
    Pedersen, Emma
    Björn, Camilla
    Löwenhielm, Peter
    Malkoch, Michael
    Linear-Dendritic Polyesters as Antimicrobial HydrogelsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 216.
    Andrén, Oliver
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Coating Technology.
    Facile thiolation of hydroxyl functional polymers2017In: Polymer Chemistry, ISSN 1759-9954, E-ISSN 1759-9962, Vol. 8, no 34, p. 4996-5001Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sulfur is an important component in many biological systems. In the hands of an organic chemist it can provide an ample handle for a myriad of robust reactions including thiol-ene click chemistry. However, in polymer chemistry the thiol functionality is rarely attributed to the macromolecule due to unatainable synthetic protocols. Herein, we provide a simple and robust strategy to produce thiol-functional polymers. The chemistry capitalizes on an unsymmetrical disulfide that straightforwardly converts hydroxyl functional polymers to their thiolated counterpart. Finally, PEG hydrogels, using both thiol-ene and Michael addition, is used to showcase the possibilities presented by thiol functional polymers.

  • 217.
    Angelin, Marcus
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Discovery-Oriented Screening of Dynamic Systems: Combinatorial and Synthetic Applications2010Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is divided into six parts, all centered around the development of dynamic (i.e., reversibly interacting) systems of molecules and their applications in dynamic combinatorial chemistry (DCC) and organic synthesis.

    Part one offers a general introduction, as well as a more detailed description of DCC, being the central concept of this thesis. Part two explores the potential of the nitroaldol reaction as a tool for constructing dynamic systems, employing benzaldehyde derivatives and nitroalkanes. This reaction is then applied in part three where a dynamic nitroaldol system is resolved by lipase-catalyzed transacylation, selecting two out of 16 components.

    In part four, reaction and crystallization driven DCC protocols are developed and demonstrated. The discovery of unexpected crystalline properties of certain pyridine β-nitroalcohols is used to resolve a dynamic system and further expanded into asynthetic procedure. Furthermore, a previously unexplored tandem nitroaldol-iminolactone rearrangement reaction between 2-cyanobenzaldehyde and primarynitroalkanes is used for the resolution of dynamic systems. It is also coupled with diastereoselective crystallization to demonstrate the possibility to combine several selection processes. The mechanism of this reaction is investigated and a synthetic protocol is developed for asymmetric synthesis of 3-substituted isoindolinones.

    Part five continues the exploration of tandem reactions by combining dynamic hemithioacetal or cyanohydrin formation with intramolecular cyclization to synthesize a wide range of 3-functionalized phthalides.

    Finally, part six deals with the construction of a laboratory experiment to facilitate the introduction of DCC in undergraduate chemistry education. The experiment is based on previous work in our group and features an acetylcholinesterase-catalyzed resolution of a dynamic transthioacylation system.

  • 218.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Fischer, Andreas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Crystallization-induced secondary selection from a tandem driven dynamic combinatorial resolution process2008In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0022-3263, E-ISSN 1520-6904, Vol. 73, no 9, p. 3593-3595Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Crystallization-induced secondary selection from a tandem driven dynamic combinatorial library is presented. In a one-pot experiment, an initial nitroaldol equilibrium was kinetically driven by a tandem reaction resulting in a subsequent dynamic library of diastereoisomers. This library was then further driven by a phase change, resulting in amplification and isolation of a highly diastereomerically enriched and synthetically interesting isoindolinone.

  • 219.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Larsson, Rikard
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Vongvilai, Pornrapee
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Introducing Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry: Probing the Substrate Selectivity of Acetylcholinesterase2010In: Journal of Chemical Education, ISSN 0021-9584, E-ISSN 1938-1328, Vol. 87, no 11, p. 1248-1251Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 220.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Larsson, Rikard
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Vongvilai, Pornrapee
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Sakulsombat, Morakot
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Dynamic combinatorial resolution2009In: Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry: In Drug Discovery, Bioorganic Chemistry, and Materials Science / [ed] Miller, B., John Wiley & Sons, 2009, p. 169-200Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 221.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE), Lärande.
    Rahm, M.
    Gabrielsson, Erik
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Gumaelius, Lena
    KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE), Lärande.
    Rocket scientist for a day: Investigating alternatives for chemical propulsion2012In: Journal of Chemical Education, ISSN 0021-9584, E-ISSN 1938-1328, Vol. 89, no 10, p. 1301-1304Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This laboratory experiment introduces rocket science from a chemistry perspective. The focus is set on chemical propulsion, including its environmental impact and future development. By combining lecture-based teaching with practical, theoretical, and computational exercises, the students get to evaluate different propellant alternatives. To complete the task, they need to use several important curricular concepts, such as the breaking and formation of bonds, redox reactions, and thermodynamics. They also apply basic computational electronic structure calculations to investigate the energetic content of hitherto nonexisting alternatives. Finally, actual chemical rocket propulsion is demonstrated through the assembly and testing of a model rocket motor, employing a commercially available kit. The full experiment was developed for upper-level high school classes and is completed in a 3-h lab period. The experiment, or parts of it, has also been successfully used both in undergraduate programs and continuing education for teachers. 

  • 222.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Rahm, Martin
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Fischer, Andreas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Brinck, Tore
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Diastereoselective One-Pot Tandem Synthesis of 3-Substituted Isoindolinones: A Mechanistic Investigation2010In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 0022-3263, E-ISSN 1520-6904, Vol. 75, no 17, p. 5882-5887Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The mechanism of a base-catalyzed one-pot reaction of 2-cyanobenzaldehyde and primary nitroalkanes, to produce 3-substituted isoindolinones, has been investigated. A route starting with a nitroaldol (Henry) reaction, followed by a subsequent cyclization and rearrangement, was supported by intermediate analogue synthesis and DFT calculations. Direct diastereoselective crystallization from the reaction mixture was also achieved and studied for a number of substrates. Furthermore, the 3-substituted isoindolinones are an interesting group of compounds, both present important natural products, as well as being precursors to other valuable building blocks.

  • 223.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Making a Chemical Rainbow2010In: Journal of Chemical Education, ISSN 0021-9584, E-ISSN 1938-1328, Vol. 87, no 5, p. 504-506Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this laboratory experiment, high school students are challenged to prepare a six-layered chemical "rainbow" in a test tube. Students start with six unknown, colorless liquids and six pigments ranging from violet to red. The experiment is problem based and forces the students to apply their knowledge of solubility and density and combine it with creative and critical thinking to come up with a successful strategy to make the rainbow. This is followed by experimental testing to find the unique solution. Finally, coloring and correct layering of the liquids produces the final and aesthetically pleasing result, a chemical rainbow.

  • 224.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry.
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Where's Ester? A Game That Seeks the Structures Hiding Behind the Trivial Names2010In: Journal of Chemical Education, ISSN 0021-9584, E-ISSN 1938-1328, Vol. 87, no 4, p. 406-407Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 225.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).
    Vongvilai, Pornrapee
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    Fischer, Andreas C.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    Ramstrom, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    ORGN 103-Tandem driven dynamic libraries: Amplification through internal selection pressure2007In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 234Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 226.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Vongvilai, Pornrapee
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Fischer, Andreas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Crystallization Driven Asymmetric Synthesis of Pyridine β-Nitroalcoholsvia Discovery-Oriented Self-Resolution of a Dynamic System2010In: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 1434-193X, E-ISSN 1099-0690, Vol. 33, p. 6315-6318Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The study of dynamic nitroaldol systems aided the discovery of a diastereoselective crystallization process through amplification of 2-nitro-1-(pyridine-4-yl)propan-1-ol. The phenomenon was further developed into an effective procedure for asymmetic synthesis of pyridine-nitroalcohols and several substrates were screened to this end. These results demonstrate how work with larger dynamic systems facilitates and increases the likelihood of serendipitous discoveries.

  • 227.
    Angelin, Marcus
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Vongvilai, Pornrapee
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Fischer, Andreas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Ramström, Olof
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
    Tandem driven dynamic combinatorial resolution via Henry–iminolactone rearrangement2008In: ChemComm, ISSN 1359-7345, p. 768-770Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An unexplored type of tandem reaction is used to kinetically resolve a dynamic combinatorial library resulting in quantitative amplification of an interesting 3-substituted isoindolinone.

  • 228. Angiolini, L.
    et al.
    Valetti, S.
    Cohen, B.
    Feiler, Adam
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science. Nanologica AB, Södertälje, Sweden.
    Douhal, A.
    Fluorescence imaging of antibiotic clofazimine encapsulated within mesoporous silica particle carriers: Relevance to drug delivery and the effect on its release kinetics2018In: Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, ISSN 1463-9076, E-ISSN 1463-9084, Vol. 20, no 17, p. 11899-11911Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the encapsulation of the antibiotic clofazimine (CLZ) within the pores of mesoporous silica particles having hydrophilic (CBET value of 137) and more hydrophobic (CBET value of 94 after calcination at 600 °C) surfaces. We studied the effect of pH on the released amount of CLZ in aqueous solutions and observed a maximum at pH 4.1 in correlation with the solubility of the drug. Less release of the drug was observed from the more hydrophobic particles which was attributed to a difference in the affinity of the drug to the carrier particles. Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, emission spectra, and fluorescence lifetimes of single drug loaded particles provided detailed understanding and new knowledge of the physical form of the encapsulated drug and the distribution within the particles. The distribution of CLZ within the particles was independent of the surface chemistry of the particles. The confirmation of CLZ molecules as monomers or aggregates was revealed by controlled removal of the drug with solvent. Additionally, the observed optical "halo effect" in the fluorescent images was interpreted in terms of specific quenching of high concentration of molecules. The emission lifetime experiments suggest stronger interaction of CLZ with the more hydrophobic particles, which is relevant to its release. The results reported in this work demonstrate that tuning the hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity of mesoporous silica particles can be used as a tool to control the release without impacting their loading ability.

  • 229.
    Anikina, Ekaterina
    et al.
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, Mat Theory Div, Box 516, S-75120 Uppsala, Sweden.;South Ural State Univ, Inst Nat Sci & Math, 76 Lenin Prospekt, Chelyabinsk 454080, Russia..
    Banerjee, Amitava
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics. KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Mat & Engn, Appl Mat Phys, S-10044 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Beskachko, Valery
    South Ural State Univ, Inst Nat Sci & Math, 76 Lenin Prospekt, Chelyabinsk 454080, Russia..
    Ahuja, Rajeev
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics. Uppsala Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, Mat Theory Div, Box 516, S-75120 Uppsala, Sweden.;KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Mat & Engn, Appl Mat Phys, S-10044 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Li-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Hydrogen Storage: Importance of Size Effects2019In: ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, ISSN 2574-0970, Vol. 2, no 5, p. 3021-3030Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We investigated Li-doped carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a promising hydrogen storage media. In this computational model, we considered isolated lithium atom adsorbed on a CNT wall as an adsorption site for hydrogen. We focused on the influence of size effects on the structural and energetic characteristics of CNT(n,n)@Li+kH(2) complexes where n = 5, 7, 9; k = 1,..., 6; N, = 4, 5, 6 (N-c is translation length of CNT, expressed in terms of a number of CNT unit cells). We proved that modeled CNT length substantially influences internal sorption of Li and hydrogen on the narrow tube (5,5), which subsequently alters the adsorption energies of H-2 molecules and causes the deformation of the carbon framework. Moreover, the size effects are not pronounced in the case of external sorption for all considered CNT translation lengths and diameters. We have not observed any noticeable qualitative difference between internal and external hydrogen sorption in the nanotube wider than CNT(5,5). In the case of external adsorption on all considered nanotubes, doping with Li increases hydrogen adsorption energies of up to four H-2 molecules by 100 meV in comparison with pure CNTs. And the local density approximation estimations (similar to 250 meV/H-2) of adsorption energy on Li-decorated CNTs exceed the lowest requirement proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy (200 meV/H-2). In the case of internal sorption on Li-functionalized tubes, the generalized gradient approximation also gives hydrogen adsorption energies in the desired range of 200-600 meV/H-2. However, steric hindrances could prevent sufficient hydrogen uptakes (less than 2 wt % inside CNT(5,5)). We believe that our findings on the size effects are important for estimation of CNT's hydrogen storage properties.

  • 230.
    Ankerfors, Caroline
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Johansson, Erik
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Pettersson, Torbjörn
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Lars, Wågberg
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Use of PECs and PEMs from polymers and nanoparticles to create sacrificial bonds between surfacesManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 231.
    Ankerfors, Caroline
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Johansson, Erik
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Pettersson, Torbjörn
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Use of polyelectrolyte complexes and multilayers from polymers and nanoparticles to create sacrificial bonds between surfaces2013In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 391, p. 28-35Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, particle polyelectrolyte complexes (PPECs) were formed by mixing cationic polyacrylamide (CPAM) and silica nanoparticles using the jet mixing technique. Within certain limits, the size of the formed PPECs could be controlled. The aim was to prepare PPECs with embedded sacrificial bonds, similar to those found in bones. Examination of PPEC adsorption to silica model surfaces indicated that,smaller PPECs adsorbed to a higher level than larger ones, due to the higher diffusion speed of smaller complexes. Adsorption studies of the same components as in the PPECs, but arranged in multilayers, that is, particle polyelectrolyte multilayers (PPEMs), indicated a stable, gradual build-up of material on the surface with smaller nanoparticles, whereas PPEMs comprising elongated nanoparticles appeared to be more loosely adsorbed onto the surface when the nanoparticles were in the outer layer, due to repulsive forces within the adsorbed layer. The AFM colloidal probe technique was used to study the interaction between surfaces treated with PPECs, multilayers, or polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs). The results showed that the expected long-range disentanglement could be achieved with PPECs but that the pull-off forces were generally low. Treatment with PPEMs comprising the same polymer and nanoparticle components produced higher pull-off values, together with disentanglement behaviour, possibly due to better contact between the surfaces. Adhesion experiments with polymer PECs showed significantly higher pull-off values than with the PPECs, probably due to polymer interdiffusion across the surface boundary.

  • 232.
    Ankerfors, Caroline
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Ondaral, Sedat
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Ödberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Using jet mixing to prepare polyelectrolyte complexes: Complex properties and their interaction with silicon oxide surfaces2010In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 351, no 1, p. 88-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of mixing procedure on the properties of polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) was investigated using two complexation techniques, polyelectrolyte titration and jet mixing, the latter being a new method for PEC preparation. For the low-molecular-weight polyelectrolytes polyacrylic acid (PAA) and polyallyl amine hydrochloride (PAH), shorter mixing times produced smaller PECs, whereas for higher molecular weights of the same polyelectrolytes, PEC size first decreased with decreasing mixing time to a certain level, after which it started increasing again. This pattern was likely due to the diffusion-controlled formation of "pre-complexes", which, in the case of low-molecular-weight polymers, occurs sufficiently quickly to form stable complexes; when polyelectrolytes are larger, however, non-equilibrium pre-complexes, more prone to aggregation, are formed. Comparing the techniques revealed that jet mixing produced smaller complexes, allowing PEC size to be controlled by mixing time, which was not the case with polyelectrolyte titration. Higher polyelectrolyte concentration during jet mixing led to the formation of larger PECs. It was also demonstrated that PEC size could be changed after preparation: increasing the pH of the PEC dispersion led to an irreversible increase in PEC size, whereas lowering the pH did not influence PEC size. The adsorption behavior of PECs formed from weak polyelectrolytes on model substrates was studied using QCM-D, SPAR, and AFM imaging; the results indicated that increasing the pH increased the amount of PECs adsorbed to model surfaces. However, the amount of PECs adsorbed to the model surfaces was low compared with other systems in all studied cases.

  • 233.
    Ankerfors, Caroline
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology.
    Pettersson, Torbjörn
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology, Fibre Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    AFM adhesion imaging for comparison of polyelectrolyte complexes and polyelectrolyte multilayers2012Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 234.
    Ankerfors, Caroline
    et al.
    KTH.
    Wågberg, Lars
    KTH.
    Odberg, Lars
    KTH.
    Carlen, Joakim
    Eka Chem, S-44580 Bohus, Sweden..
    Persson, Michael
    Eka Chem, S-44580 Bohus, Sweden..
    CELL 281-Novel high-speed jet mixing method for the formation of polyelectrolyte complexes used for fiber surface modification2008In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 235Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 235.
    Anoshkin, Ilya
    et al.
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Micro and Nanosystems.
    Nefedova, Irina
    Dmitri, Lioubtchenko
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Micro and Nanosystems.
    Nefedov, Igor
    Räisänen, Antti
    Single walled carbon nanotube quantification method employing the Raman signal intensity2017In: Carbon, ISSN 0008-6223, E-ISSN 1873-3891, Vol. 116, p. 547-552Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new technique for measuring the number of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and their concentration in a carbon nanotube layer is developed in this work. It is based on the G peak intensity of the Raman spectrum, together with precise mass and optical absorbance measurements. The dependence of the number of the carbon nanotubes on the phonon scattering intensity is observed. This method opens an opportunity for the quantitative mapping of sp2 carbon atom distribution in the SWCNT layers with a resolution limited by the focused laser spot size.

  • 236.
    Ansari, Farhan
    KTH.
    Cellulose fibers reinforced thermoset composites - micro vs nano2016In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 251Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 237.
    Ansari, Farhan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, VinnExcellence Center BiMaC Innovation.
    Galland, Sylvain
    Fernberg, P.
    Berglund, Lars
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Fibre- and Polymer Technology, Biocomposites.
    Stiff and ductile nanocomposites of epoxy reinforced with cellulose nanofibrils2013In: ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, International Committee on Composite Materials , 2013, p. 5575-5582Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 238.
    Ansari, Farhan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Galland, Sylvain
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Johansson, Mats K. G.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Skrivfars, Mikael
    Plummer, Christopher
    Berglund, Lars A.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology. KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Biocomposites of nanofibrillated cellulose with thermoset resins2014In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 247, p. 41-CELL-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 239.
    Ansari, Farhan
    et al.
    KTH.
    Rojas Escontrillas, Ramiro
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Centres, Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
    Berglund, Lars
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Molecular blending and reinforcing effect of lignin in ductile epoxy resins2017In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 253Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 240. Ansebo, L.
    et al.
    Coracini, M. D. A.
    Bengtsson, M.
    Liblikas, Ilme
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemistry.
    Ramirez, M.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemistry.
    Borg-Karlson, Anna-Karin
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemistry.
    Tasin, M.
    Witzgall, P.
    Antennal and behavioural response of codling moth Cydia pomonella to plant volatiles2004In: Journal of applied entomology, ISSN 0931-2048, E-ISSN 1439-0418, Vol. 128, no 7, p. 488-493Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Identification of host volatile compounds attractive to codling moth Cydia pomonella, a most important insect of apple, will contribute to the development of safe control techniques. Synthetic apple volatiles in two doses were tested for antennal and behavioural activity in codling moth. Female antennae strongly responded to (Z)3-hexenol, (Z)3-hexenyl benzoate, (Z)3-hexenyl hexanoate, (+/-)-linalool and E,E-alpha-farnesene. Two other compounds eliciting a strong antennal response were the pear ester, ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate, and its corresponding aldehyde, E,E-2,4-decadienal, which is a component of the larval defence secretion of the European apple sawfly. Attraction of codling moth to compounds eliciting a strong antennal response was tested in a wind tunnel. Male moths were best attracted to a blend of (E,E)-alpha-farnesene, (E)-beta-farnesene and ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate. The aldehyde E,E-2,4-decadienal had an antagonistic effect when added to the above mixture.

  • 241.
    Antoni, P
    et al.
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Polymer Technology.
    Nystrom, D
    KTH.
    Malmström, Eva
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Polymer Technology.
    Johansson, Mats
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Polymer Technology.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Polymer Technology.
    Surface modification of silica particles by controlled radical polymerization.2005In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 229, p. U963-U963Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 242.
    Antoni, Per
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Functional Dendritic Materials using Click Chemistry: Synthesis, Characterizations and Applications2008Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    The need for new improved materials in cutting edge applications is constantly inspiring researchers to developing novel advanced macromolecular structures. A research area within advanced and complex macromolecular structures is dendrimers and their synthesis. Dendrimers consist of highly dense and branched structures that have promising properties suitable for biomedical and electrical applications and as templating materials. Dendrimers provide full control over the structure and property relationship since they are synthesized with unprecedented control over each reaction step. In this doctoral thesis, new methodologies for dendrimer synthesis are based on the concept of click chemistry in combination with traditional chemical reactions for dendrimer synthesis.

    This thesis discusses an accelerated growth approach, dendrimers with internal functionality, concurrent reactions and their applications.

    An accelerated growth approach for dendrimers was developed based on AB2- and CD2-monomers. These allow dendritic growth without the use of activation or deprotection of the peripheral end-groups. This was achieved by combining the chemoselective nature of click chemistry and traditional acid chloride reactions.

    Dendrimers with internal azide/alkyne functionality were prepared by adding AB2C monomers to a multifunctional core. Dendritic growth was obtained by employing carbodiimide mediated chemistry. The monomers carry a pendant C-functionality (alkyne or azide) that remains available in the dendritic interior resulting in dendrimers with internal and peripheral functionalities.

    The orthogonal nature of click chemistry was utilized for the simultaneous assembly of monomers into dendritic structures. Traditional anhydride chemistry and click chemistry were carried out concurrently to obtain dendritic structures. This procedure allows synthesis of dendritic structures using fewer purification steps.

    Thermal analyses on selected dendrimers were carried out to verify their use as templates for the formation of honeycomb membranes. Additionally, a light emitting dendrimer was prepared by coupling of azide functional dendrons to an alkyne functional cyclen core. A Europium ion was incorporated into the dendrimer core, and photophysical measurements on the metal containing dendrimer revealed that the formed triazole linkage possesses a sensitizing effect.

  • 243.
    Antoni, Per
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hed, Yvonne
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Nordberg, Axel
    KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Neuronic Engineering.
    Nyström, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    von Holst, Hans
    KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Neuronic Engineering.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    One-pot dendritic growth and post-functionalization of multifunctional dendrimers: Synthesis and application2009Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 244.
    Antoni, Per
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Vamvounis, George
    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.
    Nyström, Andreas
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Lindgren, Mikael
    Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Phys.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Europium confined cyclen dendrimers with photophysically active triazoles2008In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, ISSN 0959-9428, E-ISSN 1364-5501, Vol. 18, no 22, p. 2545-2554Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dendrimers up to the fourth generation (G1-G4) were successfully synthesized via the efficient copper catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between primary alkynes and azides (CuAAC), also referred to as a click reaction. The synthetic protocol involved the preparation of presynthesized dendron wedges that subsequently were attached to a tetra-valent alkyne functional cyclen core. These constructed structures integrated stable triazole groups "intra-locked'' between the cyclen and dendron wedges. The incorporation of a lanthanide metal ion, europium, into the interior of all cyclen dendrimers was monitored by FT-IR. Interestingly, the photophysical results showed that the proximate triazole not only acts as a stable linker but also as a sensitizers, transferring its singlet-singlet excitation in the ultraviolet region (270-290 nm) to the partially filled luminescent lanthanide 4f shell. An increase of luminescence decay time from the lanthanide D-5(0) -> F-7(2) emission was observed with increasing dendrimer size, indicating that the shielding effect of the dendron wedges is important for the relaxation of the photo-excitation and energy transfer. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a set of dendron wedges have successfully been attached to a cyclen metal ion cage via the versatile click reaction. Furthermore, the produced triazoles intra-locked in close proximity to the macrocycle core elucidated an interesting photophysical function.

  • 245.
    Antoni, Per
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    Nystrom, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE). KTH, Royal Inst Technol, Sch Chem Sci & Engn, SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Hawker, Craig J.
    Univ Calif Santa Barbara, Mat Res Lab, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA..
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    POLY 558-Synthesis of click/ester and click/ether dendrimers based on AB2-and CD2-monomers2007In: Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0065-7727, Vol. 234Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 246.
    Antoni, Per
    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.
    Hawker, Craig
    Univ Calif Santa Barbara, Mat Res Lab.
    Hult, Anders
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    A chemoselective approach for the accelerated synthesis of well-defined dendritic architectures2007In: Chemical Communications, ISSN 1359-7345, E-ISSN 1364-548X, no 22, p. 2249-2251Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A chemoselective and layered growth approach has been developed for the synthesis of dendrimers, combining Click chemistry with traditional esterification/etherification reactions, without the need for activation steps and with excellent overall yields.

  • 247.
    Antoni, Per
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Nyström, Daniel
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    Ropponen, Jarmo
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE).
    Lundberg, Pontus
    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.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Click chemistry as a tool for accelerated and one-pot synthesis of dendrimers: thermal study and application2007Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Dendrons, dendrimers and linear polymers have been synthesized using click chemistry in combination with anhydride chemistry and atom transfer radical polymerization, ATRP. Functional materials were obtained in multigram scale using these orthogonal chemistries simultaneous.

  • 248.
    Antoni, Per
    et al.
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Robb, Maxwell J.
    Campos, Luis
    Montanez, Maria
    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.
    Malkoch, Michael
    KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
    Hawker, Craig J.
    Pushing the Limits for Thiol-Ene and CuAAC Reactions: Synthesis of a 6th Generation Dendrimer in a Single Day2010In: Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, E-ISSN 1520-5835, Vol. 43, no 16, p. 6625-6631Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dendrimer synthesis should not be tedious and time-consuming. By utilizing an AB(2)-CD2 approach and having orthogonal, "clickable" groups on each monomer, the time for dendrimer assembly can be drastically reduced. This was shown by preparation of a sixth generation dendrimer from starting monomer units in a single day.

  • 249. Ao, Xianyu
    et al.
    Wang, Xuyue
    Yin, Guanbo
    Dang, Kangkang
    Xue, Yali
    He, Sailing
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electromagnetic Engineering. Zhejiang University, China.
    Broadband Metallic Absorber on a Non-Planar Substrate2015In: Small, ISSN 1613-6810, E-ISSN 1613-6829, Vol. 11, no 13, p. 1526-1530Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Absorbers for visible and near-infrared light are realized by depositing a thin iron layer on arrays of cones which are replicated from a porous template. The replicated conic structure itself is of several micrometers and ineffective at antireflection, but the subsequent deposition of iron on top generates nanometer-size columnar structures, and thus broadband absorption enhancement is achieved.

  • 250. Aparicio, Francisco J.
    et al.
    Holgado, Miguel
    Borras, Ana
    Blaszczyk-Lezak, Iwona
    Griol, Amadeu
    Barrios, Carlos A.
    Casquel, Rafael
    Sanza, Francisco J.
    Sohlström, Hans
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Microsystem Technology.
    Antelius, Mikael
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Microsystem Technology.
    Gonzalez-Elipe, Agustin R.
    Barranco, Angel
    Transparent Nanometric Organic Luminescent Films as UV-Active Components in Photonic Structures2011In: Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, E-ISSN 1521-4095, Vol. 23, no 6, p. 761-765Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new kind of visible-blind organic thin-film material, consisting of a polymeric matrix with a high concentration of embedded 3-hydroxyflavone (3HF) dye molecules, that absorbs UV light and emits green light is presented. The thin films can be grown on sensitive substrates, including flexible polymers and paper. Their suitability as photonic active components in photonic devices is demonstrated.

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