Professor Monica Ek

Professor in Wood chemistry and head of division of the department of Wood Chemistry and Pulp Technology.

Prof. Monica Ek
Monica Ek

Contact

E-mail: monicaek@kth.se
Telephone: +46 8 790 8104

Projects

Energy-efficient cellulosic insulation products

Biointeractive fibres

WOBAMA

Green nanocomposites from forest waste

 E.J. Ljungberg

 



 

Publications

Monica Ek

[1]
N. Feng et al., "Changes in chemical structures of wheat straw auto-hydrolysis lignin by 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid as a laccase mediator," International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 122, pp. 210-215, 2019.
[2]
T. Huang et al., "Hydrophobic and antibacterial textile fibres prepared by covalently attaching betulin to cellulose," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 257, 2019.
[3]
T. Huang et al., "Hydrophobic and antibacterial textile fibres prepared by covalently attaching betulin to cellulose," Cellulose (London), vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 665-677, 2019.
[4]
C. Zheng, D. Li and M. Ek, "Improving fire retardancy of cellulosic thermal insulating materials by coating with bio-based fire retardants," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 96-106, 2019.
[6]
C. Zheng, D. Li and M. Ek, "Mechanism and kinetics of thermal degradation of insulating materials developed from cellulose fiber and fire retardants," Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry (Print), vol. 135, no. 6, pp. 3015-3027, 2019.
[7]
J. Henschen, D. Li and M. Ek, "Preparation of cellulose nanomaterials via cellulose oxalates," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 213, pp. 208-216, 2019.
[9]
C. Chen and M. Ek, "Antibacterial evaluation of CNF/PVAm multilayer modified cellulose fiber and cellulose model surface," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 385-396, 2018.
[10]
C. Zheng, D. Li and M. Ek, "Bio-based fire retardant and its application in cellulose-based thermal insulation materials," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 255, 2018.
[12]
T. Kittikorn et al., "Enhancement of mechanical, thermal and antibacterial properties of sisal/polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate biodegradable composite," JOURNAL OF METALS MATERIALS AND MINERALS, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 52-61, 2018.
[13]
B. Swensson, M. Ek and D. G. Gray, "In Situ Preparation of Silver Nanoparticles in Paper by Reduction with Alkaline Glucose Solutions," ACS OMEGA, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 9449-9452, 2018.
[14]
D. Garcia-Garcia et al., "Optimizing the yield and physico-chemical properties of pine cone cellulose nanocrystals by different hydrolysis time," Cellulose (London), vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 2925-2938, 2018.
[15]
C. Moliner et al., "Thermal and thermo-oxidative stability and kinetics of decomposition of PHBV/sisal composites," Chemical Engineering Communications, vol. 205, no. 2, pp. 226-237, 2018.
[16]
C. Moliner et al., "Thermal kinetics for the energy valorisation of polylactide/sisal biocomposites," Thermochimica Acta, vol. 670, pp. 169-177, 2018.
[17]
T. Huang, D. Li and M. Ek, "Water repellency improvement of cellulosic textile fibers by betulin and a betulin-based copolymer," Cellulose (London), vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 2115-2128, 2018.
[18]
A. Ottenhall, T. Seppänen and M. Ek, "Water-stable cellulose fiber foam with antimicrobial properties for bio based low-density materials," Cellulose (London), vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 2599-2613, 2018.
[19]
J. Henschen et al., "Bacterial adhesion to polyvinylamine-modified nanocellulose films," Colloids and Surfaces B : Biointerfaces, vol. 151, pp. 224-231, 2017.
[20]
C. Zheng et al., "Cellulose fiber based fungal and water resistant insulation materials," International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood, vol. 71, no. 7-8, pp. 633-639, 2017.
[21]
C. Zheng, D. Li and M. Ek, "Cellulose-fiber-based insulation materials with improved reaction-to-fire properties," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 466-472, 2017.
[22]
[23]
J. D. Badia et al., "Effect of sisal and hydrothermal ageing on the dielectric behaviour of polylactide/sisal biocomposites," Composites Science And Technology, vol. 149, pp. 1-10, 2017.
[26]
A. Ottenhall, T. Seppänen and M. Ek, "Purification of water using cellulose : A safe way to remove bacteria," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 253, 2017.
[28]
A. Ottenhall, M. Ek and J. Illergård, "Water Purification Using Functionalized Cellulosic Fibers with Nonleaching Bacteria Adsorbing Properties," Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 13, pp. 7616-7623, 2017.
[30]
M. Ek et al., "Biointeractive fibers with antibacterial properties," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 251, 2016.
[31]
R. Moriana, F. Vilaplana and M. Ek, "Cellulose Nanocrystals from Forest Residues as Reinforcing Agents for Composites : A Study from Macro- to Nano-Dimensions," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 139, pp. 139-149, 2016.
[32]
J. Henschen et al., "Contact-active antibacterial aerogels from cellulose nanofibrils," Colloids and Surfaces B : Biointerfaces, vol. 146, pp. 415-422, 2016.
[33]
D. Li, R. Moriana and M. Ek, "From forest residues to hydrophobic nanocomposites with high oxygen-barrier properties," Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 261-269, 2016.
[35]
M. Ek, D. Li and M. Le Normand, "WOBAMA wood based materials based on bark," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 251, 2016.
[36]
J. Henschen et al., "Antibacterial surface modification of nanocellulosic materials," Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 249, 2015.
[37]
J. Illergård, L. Wågberg and M. Ek, "Contact-active antibacterial multilayers on fibres : a step towards understanding the antibacterial mechanism by increasing the fibre charge," Cellulose (London), vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 2023-2034, 2015.
[38]
[40]
N. Feng et al., "Improving Degradation Ability Toward Wheat Straw Chemical Composition by Co-Cultivation of Pycnoporus sanguineus with Candida tropicalis," Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 567-571, 2015.
[42]
D. Li, T. Iversen and M. Ek, "Treatment of a cellulose fiber surface with a suberin monomer-derived polymer," Polymers from Renewable Resources, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 75-90, 2015.
[43]
D. Dedic et al., "Analysis of lignin and extractives in the oak wood of the 17th century warship Vasa," Holzforschung, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 419-425, 2014.
[44]
M. Le Normand et al., "Hot-water extracts from the inner bark of Norway spruce with immunomodulating activities," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 101, no. 1, pp. 699-704, 2014.
[45]
O. Gil-Castell et al., "Hydrothermal ageing of polylactide/sisal biocomposites. Studies of water absorption behaviour and Physico-Chemical performance," Polymer degradation and stability, vol. 108, pp. 212-222, 2014.
[46]
M. Le Normand, R. Moriana and M. Ek, "Isolation and characterization of cellulose nanocrystals from spruce bark in a biorefinery perspective," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 111, pp. 979-987, 2014.
[47]
W. Kasai, T. Morooka and M. Ek, "Mechanical properties of films made from dialcohol cellulose prepared by homogeneous periodate oxidation," Cellulose (London), vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 769-776, 2014.
[48]
O. Sevasyanova et al., "Tailoring the Molecular and Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Kraft Lignin by Ultrafiltration," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 131, no. 18, pp. 9505-9515, 2014.
[49]
M. Le Normand, R. Moriana and M. Ek, "The bark biorefinery : a side-stream of the forest industry converted into nanocomposites with high oxygen-barrier properties," Cellulose (London), vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 4583-4594, 2014.
[50]
R. Moriana et al., "Thermal degradation behavior and kinetic analysis of spruce glucomannan and its methylated derivatives," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 106, no. 1, pp. 60-70, 2014.
Page responsible:Chao Zheng
Belongs to: Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology
Last changed: Jun 05, 2017