Preparation of reactive fibre interfaces using multifunctional cellulose derivatives

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List of Authors: Vega B, Wondraczek H, Bretschneider L, Nareoja T, Fardim P, Heinze T
Publisher: Pergamon
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Carbohydrate Polymers
Journal acronym: CARBOHYD POLYM
Volume number: 132
Start page: 261
End page: 273
Number of pages: 13
ISSN: 0144-8617
eISSN: 1879-1344


Cellulose fibres have poor reactivity and limited potential for surface engineering with advanced chemical functionalization in water. In this work, cellulose fibres were decorated with azide functions by charge-directed self-assembly of a novel water-soluble multifunctional cellulose derivative yielding reactive fibres. Propargylamine and 1-ethynylpyrene were utilized as a proof of concept that alkyne molecules may react with the azide functions of the reactive fibres via copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne Huisgen cycloaddition (CuAAc) reaction in mild conditions. Chemical characterization of the fibres was carried out using classical techniques such as Raman-, fluorescence-, and UV-vis spectroscopy. Among other techniques, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS), X-ray spectroscopy (XPS), two-photon microscopy (TPM), and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) were useful tools for additional characterization of the fibres decorated with amino- or photoactive groups. The information gathered in this work might contribute to the basis for the preparation of reactive cellulose-based interfaces with potential application in CuAAc reactions.


Cellulose fibres, Functionalization in water, Huisgen cycloaddition, Multifunctional cellulose derivatives, Reactive interfaces

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