Structure, swelling and dissolution of cellulose, cellodextrins and cellulose model compounds

  • Solid state structure and hydrogen bond network of celluloses
  • Swelling and dissolution of cellulose and cellulose model compounds: changes on a molecular level, special emphasis on changes of the H-bond network
  • Synthesis and characterization of cellulose model compounds and of oxidized carbohydrate model compounds
  • Crystallization and solid phase analysis (CPMAS, XRD) of cellulose model allomorphs
  • Synthesis of isotopically labeled cellulose and cellulose model compounds
  • Physicochemical properties of cellulose solutions

Key publications:

  1. Mackie, I. D.; Röhrling, J.; Gould, R. O.; Walkinshaw, M.; Potthast, A.; Rosenau, T.; Kosma, P. Carbohydr. Res. 2002, 337, 161-166 and Carbohydr. Res. 2002, 337, 1065. Crystal and molecular structure of methyl 4-O-methyl-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1›4)-β-D-glucopyranoside.
  2. Rosenau, T.; Potthast, A.; Hofinger, A.; Kosma, P. Holzforschung 2001, 55 (6), 661-666. Hydrolytic processes and condensation reactions in the cellulose solvent system N,N-dimethylacetamide / lithium chloride.
  3. Rosenau, T.; Potthast, A.; Buchner, R.; Röder, T.; Ebner, G.; Bruglachner, H.; Sixta, H.; Kosma, P. Cellulose 2002, 9, 41-53. The cellulose solvent system N,N-dimethyl-acetamide / lithium chloride revisited: the effect of water on physicochemical properties and chemical stability.
  4. Yoneda, Y.; Kawada, T.; Rosenau, T. Carbohydr. Res. 2005, 340(15), 2428-2435. Synthesis of methyl 4’-O-methyl-β-cellobioside-13C12 from D-glucose-13C6. Part 1: Reaction optimization and synthesis.
  5. Malz, F.; Jäger, C.; Yoneda, Y.; Kosma, P.; Rosenau, T. Carbohydr. Res. 2007, 342, 65-70. Synthesis of methyl 4’-O-methyl-β-D-cellobioside-13C12 from D-glucose-13C6. Part 2: NMR studies.
  6. Tot, I.; Krainz, K.; Potthast, A.; Suess, U.; Rosenau, T. Macromol. Symp.  2008,  262, 182-189. Comparative Synthesis Studies Towards Methyl and Phenyl 4-Deoxy-β-L-threo-hex-4-enopyranosiduronic Acid as Model Compounds of Hexenuronic Acid Moieties in Hardwood Pulps.