Functional renewable (nano)materials and their safety aspects

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

KOKOL, Vanja, NOVAK, Sara, KONONENKO, Veno, KOS, Monika, VIVOD, Vera, GUNDE-CIMERMAN, Nina, DROBNE, Damjana. Antibacterial and degradation properties of dialdehyded and aminohexamethylated nanocelluloses. Carbohydrate polymers. July 2023, vol. 311, 16, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2023.120603

KOKOL, Vanja. Infuence of hydroxyethyl and carboxymethyl celluloses on the rheology, water retention and surface tension of water suspended microfbrillated cellulose. Cellulose. Sept. 2022, vol. 29, iss. 13, 7063–7081, DOI: 10.1007/s10570-022-04737-w.

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.

BEKIĆ, Marina, VASILJEVIĆ, Miloš, STOJANOVIĆ, Dušica, KOKOL, Vanja, MIHAJLOVIĆ, Dušan, VUČEVIĆ, Dragana, USKOKOVIĆ, Petar S., ČOLIĆ, Miodrag, TOMIĆ, Sergej. Phosphonate-modified cellulose nanocrystals potentiate the Th1 polarising capacity of monocyte-derived dendritic cells via GABA-B receptor. International journal of nanomedicine. July 2022, vol. 17, 3191-3216, DOI: 10.2147/IJN.S362038.

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.