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Cordova, A., Afewerki, S., Alimohammadzadeh, R., Sanhueza, I., Tai, C.-W., Osong, S. H., . . . Ibrahem, I. (2019). A sustainable strategy for production and functionalization of nanocelluloses. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 91(5), 865-874
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2019 (English)In: Pure and Applied Chemistry, ISSN 0033-4545, E-ISSN 1365-3075, Vol. 91, no 5, p. 865-874Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A sustainable strategy for the neat production and surface functionalization of nanocellulose from wood pulp is disclosed. It is based on the combination of organocatalysis and click chemistry ("organoclick" chemistry) and starts with nanocellulose production by organic acid catalyzed hydrolysis and esterification of the pulp under neat conditions followed by homogenization. This nanocellulose fabrication route is scalable, reduces energy consumption and the organic acid can be efficiently recycled. Next, the surface is catalytically engineered by "organoclick" chemistry, which allows for selective and versatile attachment of different organic molecules (e.g. fluorescent probes, catalyst and pharmaceuticals). It also enables binding of metal ions and nanoparticles. This was exemplified by the fabrication of a heterogeneous nanocellulose-palladium nanoparticle catalyst, which is used for Suzuki cross-coupling transformations in water. The disclosed surface functionalization methodology is broad in scope and applicable to different nanocelluloses and cellulose based materials as well.

Keywords
click chemistry, cross-coupling reaction, heterogeneous catalysis, nanocellulose, NICE-2016, organocatalysis, surface engineering
National Category
Chemical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35142 (URN)10.1515/pac-2018-0204 (DOI)000466859500008 ()2-s2.0-85056591870 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-10 Created: 2018-12-10 Last updated: 2019-07-08Bibliographically approved
Alimohammadzadeh, R., Osong, S. H., Abbaszad Rafi, A., Dahlström, C. & Cordova, A. (2019). Cellulosic Materials: Sustainable Surface Engineering of Lignocellulose and Cellulose by Synergistic Combination of Metal-Free Catalysis and Polyelectrolyte Complexes. Global Challenges, 3(7), Article ID 1970071.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cellulosic Materials: Sustainable Surface Engineering of Lignocellulose and Cellulose by Synergistic Combination of Metal-Free Catalysis and Polyelectrolyte Complexes
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2019 (English)In: Global Challenges, ISSN 2056-6646, Vol. 3, no 7, article id 1970071Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In article number 1900018 by Armando Cordova and co‐workers, the novel combination of metal‐free catalysis and renewable polyelectrolyte complexes leads to synergistic surface engineering of lignocellulose and cellulose fibers derived from wood. This sustainable strategy allows for improvement and introduction of important properties such as strength (up to 100% in Z‐strength), water resistance, and fluorescence to the renewable fibers and cellulosic materials under eco‐friendly conditions.

National Category
Chemical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37903 (URN)10.1002/gch2.201970071 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-06 Created: 2019-12-06 Last updated: 2019-12-06Bibliographically approved
Alimohammadzadeh, R., Osong, S. H., Abbaszad Rafi, A., Dahlström, C. & Cordova, A. (2019). Sustainable Surface Engineering of Lignocellulose and Cellulose by Synergistic Combination of Metal‐Free Catalysis and Polyelectrolyte Complexes. Global Challenges, 3, Article ID 1900018.
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2019 (English)In: Global Challenges, E-ISSN 2056-6646, Vol. 3, article id 1900018Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A sustainable strategy for synergistic surface engineering of lignocellulose and cellulose fibers derived from wood by synergistic combination of metal‐free catalysis and renewable polyelectrolyte (PE) complexes is disclosed. The strategy allows for improvement and introduction of important properties such as strength, water resistance, and fluorescence to the renewable fibers and cellulosic materials. For example, the “green” surface engineering significantly increases the strength properties (up to 100% in Z‐strength) of chemi‐thermomechanical pulp (CTMP) and bleached sulphite pulp (BSP)‐derived sheets. Next, performing an organocatalytic silylation with a nontoxic organic acid makes the corresponding lignocellulose and cellulose sheets hydrophobic. A selective color modification of polysaccharides is developed by combining metal‐free catalysis and thiol‐ene click chemistry. Next, fluorescent PE complexes based on cationic starch (CS) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) are prepared and used for modification of CTMP or BSP in the presence of a metal‐free catalyst. Laser‐scanning confocal microscopy reveals that the PE‐strength additive is evenly distributed on the CTMP and heterogeneously on the BSP. The fluorescent CS distribution on the CTMP follows the lignin distribution of the lignocellulosic fibers.

Keywords
click chemistry, lignocellulose, metal‐free catalysis, selective fluorescent labeling, sustainable polyelectrolyte complex, synergistic surface engineering, water repellent
National Category
Materials Chemistry Organic Chemistry Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37905 (URN)10.1002/gch2.201900018 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-06 Created: 2019-12-06 Last updated: 2019-12-11Bibliographically approved
Fiskari, J., Ferritsius, R., Osong, S. H., Persson, A., Höglund, T. & Norgren, M. (2018). Deep Eutectic Solvent Treatment to Low-Energy TMP to Produce Fibers for Papermaking. In: IMPC 2018: . Paper presented at International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) 2018, May 27-30, 2018, Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim, Norway
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2018 (English)In: IMPC 2018, Trondheim, Norway, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research was to gain a better understanding on whether a novel process based on low-energy thermo-mechanical pulp (TMP) process followed by a chemical treatment with deep eutectic solvents (DESs) could produce fibers suitable for papermaking. In full scale production, these fibers could be produced at a much lower capital and operational costs, especially when utilizing existing TMP plants which are under the threat to be shut down or have already been shut down due to a decreasing demand for newsprint and other wood-containing papers.The efficiency of several DES treatments under various temperatures and times were evaluated by carrying out experiments in standard Teflon-lined autoclaves. A few tests were also performed in a unique nonstandard flow extractor. Pulp samples were characterized for their cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin contents. Moreover, tensile index was measured both before and after pulp refining. Depending on the solvent, the response of mechanical pulp varied, especially in terms of hemicellulose dissolution. Lactic acid, oxalic acid and urea, all in combination with choline chloride ([Ch]Cl) as the hydrogen bond acceptor, dissolved about 50% of the lignin of the low-energy TMP fibers under the tested conditions. The mixture of malic acid and [Ch]Cl was less effective in lignin dissolution. The mixture of urea and [Ch]Cl exhibited only a minor loss in hemicellulose content, when compared to the other tested DESs. Although 50% of the lignin was dissolved with minor loss in hemicellulose no improvement in tensile strength was observed, as it was rather the opposite. Another benefit with the mixture of urea and [Ch]Cl was that this DES did not appear to be corrosive to stainless steel. All other tested DESs—which were also quite acidic—were observed to be corrosive. Moreover, this DES-related corrosion was found to intensify at elevated temperatures.When chips were used as starting material with otherwise the same conditions almost no lignin was dissolved. This suggests that low-energy mechanical pulp is likely to be a good starting material for extracting lignin using DESs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim, Norway: , 2018
National Category
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34679 (URN)
Conference
International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) 2018, May 27-30, 2018, Trondheim, Norway
Available from: 2018-10-09 Created: 2018-10-09 Last updated: 2018-10-09Bibliographically approved
Alimohammadzadeh, R., Osong, S. H., Dahlström, C. & Cordova, A. (2018). Scalable Improvement of the Strength Properties of Chemimechanical Pulp Fibers by Eco-Friendly Catalysis. In: IMPC 2018: . Paper presented at International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) 2018, May 27-30, 2018, Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim, Norway
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scalable Improvement of the Strength Properties of Chemimechanical Pulp Fibers by Eco-Friendly Catalysis
2018 (English)In: IMPC 2018, Trondheim, Norway, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The sustainable improvement of the strength properties of chemimechanical pulp by eco-friendlycatalysis is disclosed. Significant research activities have been performed on the use of cationic starchand polyelectrolyte complexes for improving the strength properties of cellulose-based materials. Herewe apply an eco-friendly strategy based on catalysis for significantly improving the strength propertiesof sheets made from chemimechanical pulp (CTMP) and bleeched sulphite pulp (BSP) using sustainablepolyelectrolyte complexes as the strength additives and organocatalysis. This surface engineeringstrategy significantly increased the strength properties of the assembled sheets (up to 100% in the caseof Z-strength). We also developed a catalytic selective colour marking of the cationic potato starch (CS)and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) in order to elucidated how the specific strength additives aredistributed on the sheets. It revealed that the strength additives were more evenly distributed on thesheets made from CTMP as compared to BSP sheets. This is most likely attributed to the presence oflignin in the former lignocellulosic material. It also contributes to the increase in strength (up to 100%,Z-strength) for the CTMP derived sheets. The selective colour marking method also revealed that morestrength additives had been bound to the pulps in the presence of the catalyst.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim, Norway: , 2018
National Category
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34682 (URN)
Conference
International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) 2018, May 27-30, 2018, Trondheim, Norway
Available from: 2018-10-08 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2018-10-08Bibliographically approved
Afewerki, S., Alimohammadzadeh, R., Osong, S. H., Tai, C.-W., Engstrand, P. & Cordova, A. (2017). Sustainable Design for the Direct Fabrication and Highly Versatile Functionalization of Nanocelluloses. Global Challenges, 1(7), Article ID 1700045.
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2017 (English)In: Global Challenges, ISSN 2056-6646, Vol. 1, no 7, article id 1700045Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study describes a novel sustainable concept for the scalable direct fabrication and functionalization of nanocellulose from wood pulp with reduced energy consumption. A central concept is the use of metal-free small organic molecules as mediators and catalysts for the production and subsequent versatile surface engineering of the cellulosic nanomaterials via organocatalysis and click chemistry. Here, “organoclick” chemistry enables the selective functionalization of nanocelluloses with different organic molecules as well as the binding of palladium ions or nanoparticles. The nanocellulosic material is also shown to function as a sustainable support for heterogeneous catalysis in modern organic synthesis (e.g., Suzuki cross-coupling transformations in water). The reported strategy not only addresses obstacles and challenges for the future utilization of nanocellulose (e.g., low moisture resistance, the need for green chemistry, and energy-intensive production) but also enables new applications for nanocellulosic materials in different areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2017
Keywords
nanocellulose
National Category
Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32620 (URN)10.1002/gch2.201700045 (DOI)000419793400002 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2017-12-24 Created: 2017-12-24 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Osong, S. H. (2016). Mechanical Pulp-Based Nanocellulose: Processing and applications relating to paper and paperboard, composite films, and foams. (Doctoral dissertation). Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mechanical Pulp-Based Nanocellulose: Processing and applications relating to paper and paperboard, composite films, and foams
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis deals with processing of nanocellulose originating from pulps, with focus on mechanical pulp fibres and fines fractions. The nanocellulose materials produced within this research project were tested for different purposes ranging from strength additives in paper and paperboard products, via composite films to foam materials. TAPPI (Technical Association of Pulp & Paper Industry) has recently suggested a standard terminology and nomenclature for nanocellulose materials (see paper I). In spite of that we have decided to use the terms nano-ligno-cellulose (NLC), microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) and nanocellulose (NC) in this thesis . It is well-known that mainly chemical pulps are used as starting material in nanocellulose production. However, chemical pulps as bleached sulphite and bleached kraft are quite expensive. One more cost-effective alternative can be to use fibres or fines fractions from thermo-mechanical pulp (TMP) and chemi-thermomechanical pulp (CTMP).

 

In paper II-IV, fractionation has been used to obtain fines fractions that can easily be mechanically treated using homogenisation. The idea with this study was to investigate the possibility to use fractions of low quality materials from fines fractions for the production of nanocellulose. The integration of a nanocellulose unit process in a high-yield pulping production line has a potential to become a future way to improve the quality level of traditional products such as paper and paperboard grades.

 

Paper III describes how to utilise the crill measurement technique as a tool for qualitative estimation of the amount of micro- and nano-material produced in a certain process. The crill values of TMP- and CTMP-based nanocelluloses were measured as a function of the homogenisation time. Results showed that the crill values of both TMP-NLC and CTMP-NLC correlated with the homogenisation time. In Paper V pretreating methods, hydrogen peroxide and TEMPO are evaluated. Crill measurement showed that hydrogen peroxide pretreatment (1% and 4%) and mechanical treatment time did not improve fibrillation efficiency as much as expected. However, for TEMPO-oxidised nanocelluloses, the crill value significantly increased with both the TEMPO chemical treatment and mechanical treatment time. In paper V-VII TEMPO-mediated oxidation systems (TEMPO/NaBr/NaClO) are applied to these fibres (CTMP and Sulphite pulp) in order to swell them so that it becomes easy to disrupt the fibres into nanofibres with mechanical treatment.

 

The demand for paperboard and other packaging materials are steadily increasing. Paper strength properties are crucial when the paperboard is to withstand high load. A solution that are investigated in papers IV and VI, is to use MFC as an alternative paper strength additive in papermaking. However, if one wish to target extremely higher strength improvement results, particularly for packaging paperboards, then it would be fair to use MFC or cationic starch (CS). In paper VI CS or TEMPO-based MFC was used to improve the strength properties of CTMP-based paperboard products. Results here indicate significant strength improvement with the use of different levels of CS (i.e., 20 and 10 kg t–1) and 5% MFC. The strengthening impact of 5% MFC was approximately equal to that of 10 kg t–1 of CS.

 

In paper VII, NFC and nanographite (NG) was used when producing composite films with enhanced sheet-resistance and mechanical properties. The films produced being quite stable, flexible, and bendable. Realising this concept of NFC-NG composite film would create new possibilities for technological advancement in the area of high-yield pulp technology.  Finally, in paper VIII, a new processing method for nanocellulose is introduced  where an organic acid (i.e., formic acid) is used. This eco-friendly approach has shown to be successful, a nanocellulose with a uniform size distribution has been produced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, 2016. p. 93
Series
Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, ISSN 1652-893X ; 245
Keywords
mechanical pulp, thermo-mechanical pulp, chemi-thermomechanical pulp, fractionation, fines, homogenisation, nanocellulose, nano-ligno-cellulose, microfibrillated cellulose, nanofibrillated cellulose, paper, strength properties, crill, TEMPO, nanographite (NG), composite films
National Category
Chemical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29076 (URN)978-91-88025-64-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-04-22, O102, Holmgatan 10, SE-851 70, Sundsvall, 10:56 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

Vid tidpunkten för disputationen var följande delarbeten opublicerade: delarbete 5 och 7 inskickade, delarbete 6 och 8 manuskript.

At the time of the doctoral defence the following papers were unpublished: paper 5 and 7 submitted, paper 6 and 8 manuscripts.

Available from: 2016-10-11 Created: 2016-10-10 Last updated: 2017-02-28Bibliographically approved
Osong, S. H., Dahlström, C., Forsberg, S., Andres, B., Engstrand, P., Norgren, S. & Engström, A.-C. (2016). Nanofibrillated cellulose/nanographite composite films. Cellulose (London), 23(4), 2487-2500
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2016 (English)In: Cellulose (London), ISSN 0969-0239, E-ISSN 1572-882X, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 2487-2500Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Though research into nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) has recently increased, few studies have considered co-utilising NFC and nanographite(NG) in composite films, and, it has, however been a challenge to use high-yield pulp fibres (mechanical pulps) to produce this nanofibrillar material. It is worth noting that there is a significant difference between chemical pulp fibres and high-yield pulp fibres, as the former is composed mainly of cellulose and has a yield of approximately 50 % while the latter is consist of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, and has a yield of approximately 90 %. NFC was produced by combining TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetramethypiperidine-1-oxyl)-mediated oxidation with the mechanical shearing of chemi-thermomechanical pulp (CTMP) and sulphite pulp (SP); the NG was produced by mechanically exfoliating graphite. The different NaClO dosages in the TEMPO system differently oxidised the fibres, altering their fibrillation efficiency. NFC-NG films were produced by casting in a Petri dish. We examine the effect of NG on the sheet-resistance and mechanical properties of NFC films. Addition of 10 wt% NG to 90 wt% NFC of sample CC2 (5 mmol NaClO CTMP-NFC homogenised for 60 min) improved the sheet resistance, i.e. from that of an insulating pure NFC film to 180 Omega/sq. Further addition of 20 (CC3) and 25 wt% (CC4) of NG to 80 and 75 wt% respectively, lowered the sheet resistance to 17 and 9 Omega/sq, respectively. For the mechanical properties, we found that adding 10 wt% NG to 90 wt% NFC of sample HH2(5 mmol NaClO SP-NFC homogenised for 60 min) improved the tensile index by 28 %, tensile stiffness index by 20 %, and peak load by 28 %. The film's surface morphology was visualised using scanning electron microscopy, revealing the fibrillated structure of NFC and NG. This methodology yields NFC-NG films that are mechanically stable, bendable, and flexible.

Keywords
Nanofibrillated cellulose, Nanographite, Nanocomposites, TEMPO, High-speed homogenisation
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-28778 (URN)10.1007/s10570-016-0990-2 (DOI)000380089300017 ()2-s2.0-84975467623 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-09-14 Created: 2016-09-14 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Osong, S. H., Norgren, S., Pettersson, G., Engstrand, P., Còrdova, A., Afewerki, S. & Alimohammadzadeh, R. (2016). Processing of nanocellulose and applications relating to CTMP-based paperboard and foams. In: International Mechanical Pulping Conference 2016, IMPC 2016: . Paper presented at International Mechanical Pulping Conference 2016, IMPC 2016; Jacksonville; United States; 26 September 2016 through 28 September 2016 (pp. 87-93). TAPPI Press
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2016 (English)In: International Mechanical Pulping Conference 2016, IMPC 2016, TAPPI Press, 2016, p. 87-93Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although remarkable success has been made in the production of nanocellulose through several processing methods, it still remain a challenge to reduce the overall energy consumption, to use green chemistry and sustainable approach in order to make it feasible for industrial production of this novel nanomaterial. Herein, we have developed a new eco-friendly and sustainable approach to produce nanocellulose using organic acid combined with high-shear homogenisation, made hydrophobisation of nanocellulose and cross-linked the modified nanocellulosic material. Also, TEMPO-mediated oxidised nanocellulose was produced in order to compare the processing route with that of mild organic acid hydrolysis. Freeze-dried 3D structure of TEMPO-derived nanocellulose foam materials made fi-om bleached sulphite pulp and CTMP, respectively. Further, there is growing interest in using nanocellulose or microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) as an alternative paper sfrength additive in papermaking, and in using chemi-thermomechanical pulp (CTMP) with high freeness in producing CTMP-based paperboard with high bulk properties. To achieve greater strength improvement results, particularly for packaging paperboards, different proportions of cationic starch (CS) or MFC can be used to significantly improve the z-strength, with only a slight increase in sheet density. Research in this area is exploring CS or MFC as potential strength additives in CTMP-based paperboard, which is interesting from an industrial perspective. The mean grammage of the CTMP handsheets produced was approximately 150 g m~, and it was found that blending CTMP with CS or MFC yielded handsheets with significantly improved z-strength, tensile index, burst index and other strength properties at similar sheet densities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAPPI Press, 2016
Keywords
Cationic starch, Chemi-thermomechanical pulp, Microfibrillated cellulose, Paperboard, Strength additive, TEMPO
National Category
Chemical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29834 (URN)2-s2.0-85006448740 (Scopus ID)978-151083073-8 (ISBN)
Conference
International Mechanical Pulping Conference 2016, IMPC 2016; Jacksonville; United States; 26 September 2016 through 28 September 2016
Note

Funding details: Mid Sweden University

Available from: 2017-01-09 Created: 2017-01-09 Last updated: 2017-01-09Bibliographically approved
Osong, S. H., Norgren, S. & Engstrand, P. (2016). Processing of wood-based microfibrillated cellulose and nanofibrillated cellulose, and applications relating to papermaking: a review. Cellulose (London), 23(1), 93-123
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2016 (English)In: Cellulose (London), ISSN 0969-0239, E-ISSN 1572-882X, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 93-123Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As an emerging cellulosic nanomaterial, microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) have shown enormous potential in the forest products industry. The forest products industry and academia are working together to realise the possibilities of commercializing MFC and NFC. However, there are still needs to improve the processing, characterisation and material properties of nanocellulose in order to realise its full potential. The annual number of research publications and patents on nanocellulose with respect to manufacturing, properties and applications is now up in the thousands, so it is of the utmost importance to review articles that endeavour to research on this explosive topic of cellulose nanomaterials. This review examines the past and current situation of wood-based MFC and NFC in relation to its processing and applications relating to papermaking.

Keywords
Nanocellulose, Microfibrillated cellulose, Nanofibrillated cellulose, Paper, films, coating
National Category
Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26353 (URN)10.1007/s10570-015-0798-5 (DOI)000368802700004 ()2-s2.0-84955714542 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-12-03 Created: 2015-12-03 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
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