Functional renewable nanomaterials and their safety aspects

Green and environmental-friendly processes for site-specific derivatization, modification and/or functionalization of cellulose nanomaterials (nanofibrils, nanocrystals, lignin; RRP-SPOT, ARRS-L2-7576) as well as their their safety properties, represent an important part of current research activities. Our aim is to understand the changing of nanomaterials structures, functionalities, stability / dispersibility and rheological behavior, as well as interactions with polymers and other nanoparticle when developing high performance materials, while also addressing important technological challenges.

GORGIEVA, Selestina, VIVOD, Vera, MAVER, Uroš, GRADIŠNIK, Lidija, DOLENŠEK, Jurij, KOKOL, Vanja. Internalization of (bis)phosphonate-modified cellulose nanocrystals by human osteoblast cells. Cellulose, 2017, vol. 24, iss. 10, 4235-4252, doi: 10.1007/s10570-017-1432-5.

GORGIEVA, Selestina, VOGRINČIČ, Robert, KOKOL, Vanja. Polydispersity and assembling phenomena of native and reactive dye-labelled nanocellulose. Cellulose 2015, vol. 22, iss. 6, 3541-3558, doi: 10.1007/s10570-015-0755-3.

KOKOL Vanja, BOŽIČ Mojca, VOGRINČIČ Robert, MATHEW Aji P. Characterization and properties of homo- and heterogenously phosphorylated nanocellulose. Carbohydr. polym., 2015, vol. 125, 301-313, doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.02.056.

BOŽIČ, Mojca, VIVOD, Vera, KAVČIČ, Sabina, LEITGEB, Maja, KOKOL, Vanja. New findings about the lipase acetylation of nanofibrillated cellulose using acetic anhydride as acyl donor. Carbohydr. polym., 2015, vol. 125, 340-351, doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.02.061.

BOŽIČ, Mojca, LIU, Peng, MATHEW, Aji P., KOKOL, Vanja. Enzymatic phosphorylation of cellulose nanofibers to new highly-ions adsorbing, flame-retardant and hydroxyapatite-growth induced natural nanoparticles, Cellulose, 2014, vol. 21, iss. 4, 2713-2726, doi: 10.1007/s10570-014-0281-8.

JAUŠOVEC, Darja, VOGRINČIČ, Robert, KOKOL, Vanja. Introduction of aldehyde vs. carboxylic groups to cellulose nanofibers using laccase/TEMPO mediated oxidation. Carbohydr. polym., 2015, vol. 116, iss. 13, 74–85, doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.03.014.

TOMIĆ, Sergej, ILIĆ, Nataša, KOKOL, Vanja, GRUDEN-MOVSESIJAN, Alisa, MIHAJLOVIĆ, Dušan, BEKIĆ, Marina, SOFRONIC MILOSAVLJEVIC, Ljiljana, ČOLIĆ, Miodrag, VUČEVIĆ, Dragana. Functionalization-dependent effects of cellulose nanofibrils on tolerogenic mechanisms of human dendritic cells. International journal of nanomedicine, 2018, vol. 13, 6941-6960, doi: 10.2147/IJN.S183510

TOMIĆ, Sergej, KOKOL, Vanja, MIHAJLOVIĆ, Dušan, MIRČIĆ, Aleksandar, ČOLIĆ, Miodrag. Native cellulose nanofibrills induce immune tolerance in vitro by acting on dendritic cells. Scientific reports, 2016, vol. 6, 1-14, doi: 10.1038/srep31618.

ČOLIĆ, Miodrag, MIHAJLOVIĆ, Dušan, MATHEW, Aji P., NASERI, Narges, KOKOL, Vanja. Cytocompatibility and immunomodulatory properties of wood based nanofibrillated cellulose. Cellulose, 2015, vol. 22, iss.1, 763-778, doi: 10.1007/s10570-014-0524-8.