Publications

This page lists most of our publications starting from 2014.

Total: ca. 150 Publications

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Blending of Reactive Prepolymers to Control the Morphology and Polarity of Polyglycidol Based Microg

Get the full paper here: Soft Matter 11, 943 (2014). The compartmentalization of microgels is a challenging task for synthetic polymer chemistry. Although the complexation with low molecular weight compounds or the use of microfluidic techniques offer attractive possibilities for other length scales, it is difficult to implement compartments in the mesoscale range of 10–100 nm. Herein we show how simple blending of reactive prepolymers is suitable to design new microgel morphologies with tailored compartments. We use poly(EEGE)-block-poly(AGE) as crosslinkable, pro-hydrophilic prepolymer in blends with varying amounts of crosslinkable, yet hydrophobic poly(THF-stat-AllylEHO) or inert and hyd

Mechanical Performance of Macrofibers of Cellulose and Chitin Nanofibrils Aligned by Wet-Stretching:

Get the full paper here: Biomacromolecules, 15, 2709, (2014). Renewable nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) and nanofibrillated chitin (NFCh) are attractive fibrillar bionanoparticles due to their remarkable properties such as outstanding mechanical stiffness and strength, thermostability, barrier properties, and also for their global availability from renewable resources and food waste. One major bottleneck to maximize the mechanical properties of materials based on these bionanoparticles (e.g., nanopapers and macroscale fibers) is to find pathways to control their direction of alignment and understand how preferred alignment correlates with macroscale properties. Herein, we will demonstrate ho

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