• Vuorimiehentie 1,02150,Espoo


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    Professor Sixta Herbert's research interests include the following:

    • Pulping chemistry and technology with special emphasis on dissolving pulps
    • Cellulose chemistry
    • Chemistry of the fractionation of biomass, in particular lignocellulosic biomass
    • Valorization of cellulose to regenerated cellulose fibers
    • Valorization of cellulose to cellulose derivatives
    • Dry-jet wet spinning of cellulose solutions
    • Valorization of hemicelluloses as furanic compounds
    • Isolation and characterization of lignin. Valorization of lignin to monoaromatic structures, to bio-oil and as co-polymer in composite material with cellulose
    • Cellulose textile chemistry
    • Novel dying technologies for cellulose-based textiles.
    • Novel pathways of functionalization of cellulose-based textiles
    • Chemical and mechanical purification of pulps
    • Oxygen delignification of unbleached pulps
    • TCF- and ECF  bleaching techniques
    • Organosolv fractionation methods with particular emphasis on GVL/water pulping of hardwood


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