The following is a list of key publications and book chapters in the last 10 years.

For a full cronological list of the groups publications please see here

  • T. Koso*, M. Beaumont, B. Tardy, D. Rico del Cerro, S. Eyley, W. Thielemans, O. J. Rojas, I. Kilpeläinen, A. W. T. King*. Highly regioselective surface acetylation of cellulose and shaped cellulose constructs in the gas-phase. ChemRxiv. DOI: 10.33774/chemrxiv-2021-q6hq6
  • M. Beaumont*, B. L. Tardy, G. Reyes, T. V. Koso, E. Schaubmayr, A. W.T. King, P. Jusner, R. R Dagastine, A. Potthast, O. J. Rojas, T. Rosenau*, Assembling Native Elementary Cellulose Nanofibrils via a Reversible and Regioselective Surface Functionalization. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 2021 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c06502
  • J. Xia, A. W. T. King, I. Kilpeläinen*, V. Aseyev*, Phase-separation of Cellulose from Ionic Liquid upon Cooling: Preparation of Microsized Particles. Cellulose, 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-021-04230-w
  • M. Beaumont*, C. G. Otoni, B. D. Mattos, T. V. Koso, R. Abidnejad, B. Zhao, A. Kondor, A. W. T. King, O. J. Rojas*. Regioselective and water-assisted surface esterification of never-dried cellulose: nanofibers with adjustable surface energy. Green Chemistry. 2021. DOI: 10.1039/D1GC02292J
  • G. Delepierre, K. Heise, K. Malinen, T. Koso, L.Pitkanen, E. Cranston, I. Kilpeläinen, M. Kostiainen, E. Kontturi, C. Weder, J. Zoppe, A. W. T. King*. Challenges in Synthesis and Analysis of Asymmetrically Grafted Cellulose Nanocrystals via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Biomacromolecules, 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00392
  • M. Beaumont*, P. Justner, N. Gerlinger, A. W. T. King, A. Potthast, O. J. Rojas, T. Rosenau* Unique reactivity of nanoporous cellulosic materials mediated by surface-confined water. Nature Communications, 2021. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22682-3

  • K. Heise*, G. Delepierre, A. W. T. King, M. Kostiainen, J. Zoppe, C. Weder, E. Kontturi*, Chemical modification of nanocellulose reducing end-groups. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.. 2021. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202002433

  • Tetyana Koso*, Daniel Rico del Cerro, Sami Heikkinen, Tiina Nypelö, Jean Buffiere, Jesus E. Perea-Buceta, Antje Potthast, Thomas Rosenau, Harri Heikkinen, Hannu Maaheimo, Akira Isogai, Ilkka Kilpeläinen, Alistair W. T. King*, 2D Assignment and Quantitative Analysis of Cellulose and Oxidized Celluloses using Solution-State NMR Spectroscopy. Cellulose, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-020-03317-0

  • D. Rico del Cerro, T. Koso, T. Kakko, A. W. T. King*, I. Kilpeläinen*, Crystallinity reduction and enhancement in the chemical reactivity of cellulose by non-dissolving pre-treatment with terabutylphosphonium acetate. Cellulose, 2020, DOI: 10.1007/s10570-020-03044-6
  • V. G. Correia, A. Bento, J. Pais, R. Rodrigues, Ł. P. Haliński, M. Frydrych, A. Greenhalgh, P. Stepnowski, F. Vollrath, A. W. T. King, C. S. Pereira*. The molecular structure and multifunctionality of the cryptic plant polymer suberin. Materials Today Bio, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.mtbio.2019.100039
  • K. Heise, T. Koso, L. Pitkänen, A. Potthast, A. W. T. King*, M. A. Kostiainen*, E. Kontturi*, Knoevenagel condensation for modifying the reducing end-groups of cellulose nanocrystals. ACS Macro Lett., 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00838
  • D. Rico del Cerro*, R. Mera-Adasme*, A. W. T. King, J. E. Perea-Buceta, S. Heikkinen, T. Hase, D. Sundholm,* K. Wähälä. On the mechanism of the reactivity of 1,3-dialkylimidazolium salts under basic to acidic conditions: a combined kinetic and computational study. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2018. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201805016
  • A. W. T. King*, V. Mäkelä, S. A. Kedzior, T. Laaksonen, G. J. Partl, S. Heikkinen, H. Koskela, H. A. Heikkinen, A. J. Holding, E. D. Cranston, I. Kilpeläinen*, Liquid-state NMR analysis of nanocelluloses. Biomacromolecules, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00295
  • V. Mäkelä*, R. Wahlström*, U. Holopainen-Mantila, I. Kilpeläinen, A. W. T. King*, Clustered single cellulosic fiber dissolution kinetics and mechanisms, through optical microscopy under limited dissolving conditions. Biomacromolecules, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01797
  • T. Laaksonen, J. K. J. Helminen, L. Lemmetti, J. Långbacka, D. Rico del Cerro, M. Hummel, I. Filpponen*, A. H. Rantamäki, M. T. Kakko, Kemmel, S. K. Wiedmer, S. Heikkinen, I. Kilpeläinen, A. W. T. King,* WtF-Nano: One-pot dewatering and water-free topochemical modification of nanocellulose in ionic liquids or gamma-valerolactone. ChemSusChem., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201701344
  • S. Deb, S. R. Labafzadeh, U. Liimatainen, A. Parviainen, L. K. J. Hauru, S. Ahzar, M. Lawoko, T. Kulomaa, T. Kakko, J. Fiskari, M. Borrega, H. Sixta, I. Kilpeläinen,* A. W. T. King* Application of mild autohydrolysis to facilitate the dissolution of wood chips in direct-dissolution solvents. Green Chemistry, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00183A
  • Parviainen, A., King*, A. W. T., Mutikainen, I., Hummel, M., Selg, C., Hauru, L. K. J., Sixta, H., Kilpeläinen*, I. Predicting cellulose solvating capabilities of acid-base conjugate ionic liquids. ChemSusChem, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201300143
  • Alistair W. T. King*, Janne Asikkala, Ilpo Mutikainen, Paula Järvi, Ilkka Kilpeläinen*. Distillable Acid-Base Conjugate Ionic Liquids for Cellulose Dissolution and Processing. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2011, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201100274
  • King, A. & Kilpeläinen, I., Chapter 3: Modification of Lignocellulosics in the Dissolved State for Added Functionality - Lignocellulosics: Renewable Feedstock for (Tailored) Functional Materials and Nanotechnology. Ed. Filpponen, I., Peresin, M. & Nypelö, T. Elsevier, 2020, p. 65-90. DOI: 10.1016/C2015-0-00308-2
  • A. J. Holding, A. W. T. King, I. Kilpeläinen, Ch 9. Solution-State NMR of Lignocellulosics in nonderivatising solvents - Advances in Cellulose Science and Technology: Chemistry, Analysis and Applications, Ed. T. Rosenau, Antje Potthast, Johannes Hell, John Wiley & Sons, p191-219, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/9781119217619
  • E. Sklavounos, Jussi K.J. Helminen, Lasse Kyllönen, Ilkka Kilpeläinen, Alistair W.T. King (2016) ‘Ionic Liquids: Recycling’, in Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, edited by David A. Atwood. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK. DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc2451
  • J.-P. Mikkola*, E. Sklavounos, A. W. T. King, P. Virtanen, Biorefinery and Green Chemistry; Ionic Liquids in the Biorefinery Concept, RSC Green Chemistry Series, Ed. Rafał Bogel-Łukasik, Oct 2015. p 1-37 (ISBN: 9781849739764, DOI: 10.1039/9781782622598-00001)