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71. K. Yao, Q. Meng, V. Bulone, Q. Zhou* (2017) Flexible and Responsive Chiral Nematic Cellulose Nanocrystal/Poly(ethylene glycol) Composite Films with Uniform and Tunable Structural Color. Advanced Materials, 29(28), 1701323. DOI:10.1002/adma.201701323

70. K. Yao, S. Huang, H. Tang, Y. Xu, G. Buntkowsky, L.A. Berglund, and Q. Zhou* (2017) Bioinspired Interface Engineering for Moisture Resistance in Nacre-Mimetic Cellulose Nanofibrils/Clay Nanocomposites. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9(23), 20169-20178. DOI:10.1021/acsami.7b02177

69. Moberg, T.; Sahlin, K.; Yao, K.; Geng, S.; Westman, G.; Zhou, Q.; Oksman, K.; Rigdahl, M., Rheological properties of nanocellulose suspensions: effects of fibril/particle dimensions and surface characteristics. Cellulose 2017, doi:10.1007/s10570-017-1283-0.


68. Svagan, A.J.; Kusic, A.; De Gobba, C.; Larsen, F.H.; Sassene, P.; Zhou, Q.; Weert, M.; Mullertz, A; Jørgensen, B.; Ulvskov, P., Rhamnogalacturonan-I Based Microcapsules for Targeted Drug Release. PLoS ONE 2016, 11(12): e0168050.

67. Qi Zhou and Núria Butchosa, Chapter 5: Nanocellulose‐Based Green Nanocomposite Materials, in Biodegradable Green Composites, ISBN: 978-1-118-91109-9, pp. 118-148, 19 FEB 2016. DOI:10.1002/9781118911068.ch5.

66. T Moberg, H Tang, Q Zhou, M Rigdahl Preparation and Viscoelastic Properties of Composite Fibres Containing Cellulose Nanofibrils: Formation of a Coherent Fibrillar Network, Journal of Nanomaterials (2016), Article ID 9569236. DOI:10.1155/2016/9569236

65. Ngesa Ezekiel Mushi, Joby Kochumalayil, Nicholas Tchang Cervin, Qi Zhou, Lars A. Berglund (2016) Nanostructurally Controlled Hydrogel Based on Small-Diameter Native Chitin Nanofibers: Preparation, Structure, and Properties. CHEMSUSCHEM, 9, 989–995. DOI:10.1002/cssc.201501697

64. Kristiina Oksman, Yvonne Aitomäki, Aji P. Mathew, Gilberto Siqueira, Qi Zhou, Svetlana Butylina, Supachok Tanpichai, Xiaojian Zhou, Saleh Hooshmand (2016) Review of the recent developments in cellulose nanocomposite processing. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 83, 2-18. DOI:10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.10.041


63. Farhan Ansari, Michaela Salajková, Qi Zhou, and Lars A. Berglund (2015) Strong Surface Treatment Effects on Reinforcement Efficiency in Biocomposites Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals in Poly(vinyl acetate) Matrix. Biomacromolecules, 16(12), 3916-3924. DOI:10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01245

62. Bipinbal Parambath Kanoth, Mauro Claudino, Mats Johansson, Lars A. Berglund, and Qi Zhou* (2015) Biocomposites from Natural Rubber: Synergistic Effects of Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals as Both Reinforcing and Cross-Linking Agents via Free-Radical Thiol–ene Chemistry. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(30), 16303-16310. DOI:10.1021/acsami.5b03115

61. Tang H, Butchosa N, Zhou Q* (2015) A Transparent, Hazy, and Strong Macroscopic Ribbon of Oriented Cellulose Nanofibrils Bearing Poly(ethylene glycol). Advanced Materials, 27(12), 2070-2076. DOI:10.1002/adma.201404565

60. Prakobna K, Terenzi C, Zhou Q, Furó I, Berglund LA (2015) Core–shell cellulose nanofibers for biocomposites – Nanostructural effects in hydrated state. Carbohydrate Polymers, 125, 92-102. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.02.059

59. Zhou, J.; Butchosa, N.; Surangi, H.; Jayawardena N.; Park, J.; Zhou, Q.; Yan, M.; Ramström, O. (2015) Synthesis of Multifunctional Cellulose Nanocrystals for Lectin Recognition and Bacterial Imaging. Biomacromolecules, 16 (4), 1426-1432. DOI:10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00227

58. Fonteyne M, Correia A, De Plecker S, Vercruysse J, Ilić I, Zhou Q, Vervaet C, Remon J-P, Onofre F, Bulone V, De Beer T (2015) Impact of microcrystalline cellulose material attributes: A case study on continuous twin screw granulation. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 478(2), 705-717. DOI:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.11.070


57. Qi Zhou* and Lars A. Berglund, CHAPTER 9 : PLA-nanocellulose Biocomposites, in Poly(lactic acid) Science and Technology: Processing, Properties, Additives and Applications, 2014, pp. 225-242. eISBN:978-1-78262-480-6 DOI:10.1039/9781782624806-00225

56. Núria Butchosa, Qi Zhou* (2014) Water redispersible cellulose nanofibrils adsorbed with carboxymethyl cellulose. Cellulose, 21(6), 4349-4358. DOI:10.1007/s10570-014-0452-7

55. Ana Gisela Cunha, Qi Zhou, Per Tomas Larsson, Lars A. Berglund (2014) Topochemical acetylation of cellulose nanopaper structures for biocomposites: mechanisms for reduced water vapour sorption. Cellulose, 21(4), 2773-2787. DOI:10.1007/s10570-014-0334-z

54. Ngesa Ezekiel Mushi, Núria Butchosa, Michaela Salajkova, Qi Zhou, Lars A Berglund (2014) Nanostructured membranes based on native chitin nanofibers prepared by mild process. Carbohydrate Polymers, 112(4), 255-263. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.05.038

53. Juan Zhou, Núria Butchosa, H. Surangi, N. Jayawardena, Qi Zhou, Mingdi Yan, and Olof Ramström (2014) Glycan-Functionalized Fluorescent Chitin Nanocrystals for Biorecognition Applications. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 25(4), 640-643. DOI:10.1021/bc500004c

52. Ngesa Ezekiel Mushi, Núria Butchosa, Qi Zhou, Lars A Berglund (2014) Nanopaper membranes from chitin-protein composite nanofibers - structure and mechanical properties. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131(7), 40121. DOI:10.1002/app.40121

51. M. Peltzer, A. Pei, Q. Zhou, L. Berglund, A. Jiménez (2014) Surface modification of cellulose nanocrystals by grafting with poly(lactic acid). Polym. Int., 63(6), 1056-1062. DOI:10.1002/pi.4610


50. N. Butchosa, C. Brown, T. Larsson, L. A. Berglund, V. Bulone and Q. Zhou* (2013) Nanocomposites of Bacterial Cellulose Nanofibers and Chitin Nanocrystals: Fabrication, Characterization and Bactericidal Activity. Green Chem., 15, 3404-3413. DOI:10.1039/C3GC41700J

49. M. Salajkova, L. Valentini, Q. Zhou, L. Berglund (2013) Tough nanopaper structures based on cellulose nanofibers and carbon nanotubes. Comp. Sci. Technol., 87, 103-110. DOI:j.compscitech.2013.06.014

48. L. Rueda, A. Saralegi, B. Fernández-d’Arlas, Q. Zhou, A. Alonso-Varona, L. A. Berglund, I. Mondragon, M. A. Corcuera, A. Eceiza (2013) In situ polymerization and characterization of elastomeric polyurethane-cellulose nanocrystal nanocomposites. Cell response evaluation. Cellulose, 20, 1819-1828. DOI:10.1007/s10570-013-9960-0

47. H. Sehaqui, Q. Zhou, L. A. Berglund (2013) Nanofibrillated cellulose for enhancement of strength in high-density paper structures. Nord. Pulp Pap. Res. J., 28, 182-189. DOI:10.3183/NPPRJ-2013-28-02-p182-189

46. A. Pei, N. Butchosa, L. A. Berglund and Q. Zhou* (2013) Surface quaternized cellulose nanofibrils with high water absorbency and adsorption capacity for anionic dyes. Soft Matter, 9, 2047-2055. DOI:10.1039/C2SM27344F

45. J. J. Kochumalayil, M. B. Wohlert, S. Utsel, L. Wågberg, Q. Zhou and L. A. Berglund (2013) Bioinspired and Highly Oriented Clay Nanocomposites with a Xyloglucan Biopolymer Matrix: Extending the Range of Mechanical and Barrier Properties. Biomacromolecules, 14, 84-91. DOI:10.1021/bm301382d

44. J. J. Kochumalayil, Q. Zhou, W. Kasai, L. A. Berglund (2013) Regioselective modification of a xyloglucan hemicellulose for high-performance biopolymer barrier films. Carbohydr. Polym., 93, 466-472. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2012.12.041

43.L. Rueda, A. Saralegui,B. Fernández d’Arlas,Q. Zhou, L.A. Berglund, M.A. Corcuera, I. Mondragon, A. Eceiza (2013) Cellulose nanocrystals/polyurethane nanocomposites. Study from the viewpoint of microphase separated structure. Carbohydr. Polym., 92, 751-757. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2012.09.093


42. M. Salajkova, L. A. Berglund and Q. Zhou* (2012) Hydrophobic cellulose nanocrystals modified with quaternary ammonium salts. J. Mater. Chem., 22, 19798-19805. DOI:10.1039/C2JM34355J

41. D. O. Carlsson, G. Nyström, Q. Zhou, L. A. Berglund, L. Nyholm and M. Strømme (2012). Electroactive Nanofibrillated Cellulose Aerogel Composites with Tunable Structural and Electrochemical Properties. J. Mater. Chem., 22, 19014-19024. DOI:10.1039/C2JM33975G

40. E. Fortunati, I. Armentano, Q. Zhou, D. Puglia, A. Terenzi, L.A. Berglund, J.M. Kenny (2012). Microstructure and nonisothermal cold crystallization of PLA composites based on silver nanoparticles and nanocrystalline cellulose. Polym. Degrad. Stab., 97, 2027–2036. DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2012.03.027

39. E. Fortunati, I. Armentano, Q. Zhou, A. Iannoni, E. Saino, L. Visai, L.A. Berglund, J.M. Kenny (2012). Multifunctional bionanocomposite films of poly(lactic acid), cellulose nanocrystals and silver nanoparticles. Carbohydr. Polym.,87, 1596-1605. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2011.09.066


38. L. Rueda, B. Fernández d’Arlas, Q. Zhou, L.A. Berglund, M.A. Corcuera, I. Mondragon, A. Eceiza (2011). Isocyanate-rich cellulose nanocrystals and their selective insertion in elastomeric polyurethane. Comp. Sci. Technol.,71, 1953-1960. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.09.014

37. Sehaqui, H., Zhou, Q., Ikkala, O., and Berglund, L.A. (2011). Strong and tough cellulose nanopaper with high specific surface area and porosity. Biomacromolecules, 12, 3638-3644. DOI:10.1021/bm2008907

36. Gebauer, D., Oliynyk, V., Salajkova, M., Sort, J., Zhou, Q., Bergström, L., and Salazar-Alvarez, G. (2011). A transparent hybrid of nanocrystalline cellulose and amorphous calcium carbonate nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 3, 3563-3566. DOI:10.1039/C1NR10681C

35. Sehaqui, H., Zhou, Q., and Berglund, L.A. (2011). High-porosity aerogels of high specific surface area prepared from nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC). Comp. Sci. Technol., 71, 1593-1599. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.07.003

34. Sehaqui, H., Zhou, Q., and Berglund, L.A. (2011). Nanostructured biocomposites of high toughness—a wood cellulose nanofiber network in ductile hydroxyethylcellulose matrix. Soft Matter, 7, 7342-7350. DOI:10.1039/C1SM05325F

33. Pei, A., Malho, J.-M., Ruokolainen, J., Zhou, Q.,* and Berglund, L.A. (2011). Strong nanocomposite reinforcement effects in polyurethane elastomer with low volume fraction of cellulose nanocrystals. Macromolecules, 44, 4422–4427. DOI:10.1021/ma200318k

32. Larsson, M., Zhou, Q., Larsson, A. (2011). Different types of microfibrillated cellulose as filler materials in polysodium acrylate superabsorbents. Chin. J. Polym. Sci., 29, 407-413. DOI:10.1007/s10118-011-1051-9

31. Sehaqui, H., Allais, M., Zhou, Q., and Berglund, L.A. (2011). Wood cellulose biocomposites with fibrous structures at micro- and nanoscale. Comp. Sci. Technol., 71, 382-387. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.12.007

30. Lönnberg, H., Fogelström, L., Zhou, Q., Hult, A., Berglund, A., and Malmström, E. (2011). Investigation of the graft length impact on the interfacial toughness in a cellulose/poly(ε-caprolactone) bilayer laminate. Comp. Sci. Technol., 71, 9-12. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.09.007


29. Guerriero, G., Avino, M., Zhou, Q., Fugelstad. J., Clergeot, P-H, Bulone, V. (2010). Chitin synthases from Saprolegnia are involved in tip growth and represent a potential target for anti-oomycete drugs. PLoS Pathogens, 6(8), e1001070. DOI:10.1371/journal.ppat.1001070.

28. Sehaqui, H., Liu, A., Zhou, Q., and Berglund, L.A. (2010). Fast preparation procedure for large, flat cellulose and cellulose/inorganic nanopaper structures. Biomacromolecules, 11, 2195-2198. DOI:10.1021/bm100490s

27. Kochumalayil, J., Sehaqui, H., Zhou, Q.,* and Berglund, L.A.* (2010). Tamarind seed xyloglucan - a thermostable high-performance biopolymer from non-food feedstock. J. Mater. Chem., 20, 4321-4327. DOI:10.1039/c0jm00367k

26. Sehaqui, H., Salajková, M., Zhou, Q.,* and Berglund, L.A.* (2010). Mechanical performance tailoring of tough ultra-high porosity foams prepared from cellulose I nanofiber suspensions. Soft Matter, 6, 1824-1832. DOI:10.1039/b927505c

25. Pei, A., Zhou, Q.,* Berglund, L.A. (2010). Functionalized cellulose nanocrystals as biobased nucleation agents in poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) - crystallization and mechanical property effects. Comp. Sci. Technol., 70, 815-821. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.01.018


24. Zhou, Q.,* Malm, E., Nilsson, H., Larsson, P.T., Iversen, T., Berglund, L.A., and Bulone, V. (2009). Nanostructured biocomposites based on bacterial cellulosic nanofibers compartmentalized by a soft hydroxyethylcellulose matrix coating. Soft Matter, 5, 4124-4130. DOI:10.1039/b907838j Inside front cover

23. Zhou, Q.,* Brumer, H., and Teeri, T.T. (2009). Self-Organization of Cellulose Nanocrystals Adsorbed with Xyloglucan Oligosaccharide-Poly(ethylene glycol)-Polystyrene Triblock Copolymer. Macromolecules, 42, 5430-5432. DOI:10.1021/ma901175j

22. Zhou, Q., Malm, E., Nilsson, H., Larsson, P.T., Iversen, T., Berglund, L.A., and Bulone, V. (2009) Biomimetic design of cellulose-based nanostructured composites using bacterial cultures. Polymer Preprints, 50, 7-8. Link


21. Nordgren, N., Eklöf, J.M., Zhou, Q., Brumer, H., Rutland, M.W. (2008) Top-down grafting of xyloglucan to gold monitored by QCM-D and AFM: Enzymatic activity and interactions with cellulose. Biomacromolecules, 9, 942-948. DOI:10.1021/bm701214e


20. Zhou, Q., Rutland, M.W., Teeri, T.T., and Brumer, H. (2007). Xyloglucan in cellulose modification. Cellulose, 14, 625-641. DOI:10.1007/s10570-007-9109-0


19. Stiernstedt, J., Brumer, H., Zhou, Q., Teeri, T.T., and Rutland M.W. (2006). Friction between Cellulose Surfaces and Effect of Xyloglucan Adsorption. Biomacromolecules, 7, 2147-2153. DOI:10.1021/bm060100i

18. Cicortas Gunnarsson, L., Zhou, Q., Montanier, C., Nordberg Karlsson, E., Brumer, H., and Ohlin, M. (2006). Engineered xyloglucan specificity in a carbohydrate-binding module. Glycobiology, 16, 1171-1180. DOI:10.1093/glycob/cwl038

17. Lönnberg, H., Zhou, Q., Brumer, H., Teeri, T., Malmström, E., and Hult, A. (2006). Grafting of Cellulose Fibers with Poly(epsilon-caprolactone) and Poly(L-lactic acid) via Ring-Opening Polymerization. Biomacromolecules, 7, 2178-2185. DOI:10.1021/bm060178z

16. Zhou, Q., Baumann, M.J., Piispanen, P.S., Teeri, T.T., and Brumer, H. (2006). Xyloglucan and xyloglucan endo-transglycosylases (XET): Tools for ex vivo cellulose surface modification. Biocatal. Biotransform., 24, 107-120. DOI:10.1080/10242420500538217

15. Zhou, Q., Baumann, M.J., Brumer, H., and Teeri, T.T. (2006). The influence of surface chemical composition on the adsorption of xyloglucan to chemical and mechanical pulps. Carbohydr. Polym., 63, 449-458. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2005.09.015


14. Zhou, Q., Greffe, L., Baumann, M.J., Malmström, E., Teeri, T.T., and Brumer, H. (2005). The use of xyloglucan as a molecular anchor for the elaboration of polymers from cellulose surfaces: a general route for the design of biocomposites. Macromolecules, 38, 3547-3549. DOI:10.1021/ma047712k

13. Zhou, Q., Zhang, L., Li, M., Wu, X., and Cheng, G. (2005). Homogeneous hydroxyethylation of cellulose in NaOH/urea aqueous solution. Polym. Bull., 53, 243-248. DOI:10.1007/s00289-005-0334-0


12. Brumer, H., Zhou, Q., Baumann, M. J., Carlsson, K., and Teeri, T. T. (2004). Activation of crystalline cellulose surfaces through the chemoenzymatic modification of xyloglucan. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 126, 5715-5721. DOI:10.1021/ja0316770


11. Zhou, Q., Zhang, L., Ming, Z., Wang, B., and Wang, S. (2003). Miscibility, free volume behavior and properties of blends from cellulose acetate and castor oil-based polyurethane. Polymer, 44, 1733-1739. DOI:10.1016/S0032-3861(02)00748-6


10. Zhang, L., Li, X., Zhou, Q., Zhang, X., and Chen, R. (2002). Transition from triple helix to coil of Lentinan in solution measured by SEC, viscometry, and C-13 NMR. Polym. J., 34, 443-449. DOI:10.1295/polymj.34.443


9. Zhou, Q., Zhang, L., Okamura, H., Minoda, M., and Miyamoto, T. (2001). Synthesis and properties of O-2-2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethoxyacetyl cellulose. J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem., 39, 376-382. DOI:10.1002/1099-0518(20010201)39:3%3C376::AID-POLA1004%3E3.0.CO;2-Z

8. Zhang, L., Zhang, X., Zhou, Q., Zhang, P., Zhang, M., and Li, X. (2001). Triple helix of beta-D-glucan from Lentinus Edodes in 0.5 M NaCl aqueous solution characterized by light scattering. Polym. J., 33, 317-321. DOI:10.1295/polymj.33.317

7. Zhou, Q., and Zhang, L. (2001). Progress in Membrane for Gas Separation. Huaxue Tongbao, 1, 18-25. (In Chinese)


6. Zhou, Q., Zhang, L., Minoda, M., and Miyamoto, T. (2000). Phase transition of thermosensitive amphiphilic cellulose esters bearing olig(oxyethylene)s. Polym. Bull., 45, 381-388. DOI:10.1007/s002890070011 Erratum

5. Zhang, L., Zhang, M., Zhou, Q., Chen, J., and Zeng, F. (2000). Solution properties of antitumor sulfated derivative of alpha-(1->3)-D-glucan from Ganoderma lucidum. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 64, 2172-2178. DOI:10.1271/bbb.64.2172


4. Zhang, L., and Zhou, Q. (1999). Effects of molecular weight of nitrocellulose on structure and properties of polyurethane nitrocellulose IPNs. J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys., 37, 1623-1631. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1099-0488(19990715)37:14%3C1623::AID-POLB7%3E3.0.CO;2-5

3. Zhang, L., Zhou, J., Huang, J., Gong, P., Zhou, Q., Zheng, L., and Du, Y. (1999). Biodegradability of regenerated cellulose films coated with polyurethane/natural polymers interpenetrating polymer networks. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 38, 4284-4289. DOI:10.1021/ie9900869

2. Minoda, M., Zhou, Q., and Miyamoto, T. (1999). Development of cellulose-based functional materials. Kobunshi-Kako, 48, 355-360. (In Japanese)


1. Zhang, L., and Zhou, Q. (1997). Water-resistant film from polyurethane/nitrocellulose coating to regenerated cellulose. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 36, 2651-2656. DOI:10.1021/ie960774h


This section includes patent applications and granted patents.

8. Berglund, L.A., Kochumalayil, J., Zhou, Q. (2012). Oxygen barrier for packaging applications. Patent publication number: WO2012150904 (A1). SE20110050388

7. Berglund, L.A., Sehaqui, H., Zhou, Q. (2012). Cellulose-based materials comprising nanofibrillated cellulose from native cellulose. Patent publication number: WO2012134378 (A1). US201161467450P

6. Kochumalayil, J., Sehaqui, H., Zhou, Q., and Berglund, L.A. (2011). Xyloglucan films. Patent publication number: WO2011040871 (A1). US20090246575P

5. Henriksson, M., Berglund, L.A., Zhou, Q., and Bulone, V. (2010). Method of producing and the use of microfiberillated paper. Patent publication number: US2010065236 (A1).US2010065236

4. Zhou, Q., Brumer, H., Teeri, T.T., Stolt, J.P., and Oedberg, L.G. (2007). Copolymer, modified polymer carbohydrate material, modified bulk polymer, composite material, and methods of preparation. Patent publication number: WO2007149045 (A1). WO2007149045

3. Brumer, H., Rutland, M.W., Sinnott, M.L., Teeri, T.T., and Zhou, Q. (2006). Cross-linking involving a polymeric carbohydrate materials. Patent publication number: WO2006079512 (A1). WO2006079512

2. Zhou, Q., and Zhang, L. (2002). Process for preparing hydroxyethylcellulose. Patent publication number: CN1377895 (A). CN1377895

1. Zhang, L., Zhou, Q., and Gong, P. (1998). Method for preparation of biological degradable regenerative cellulose waterproof film and cellulose products. Patent publication number: CN1173523 (A). CN1173523