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Artistic and research interests

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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