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Interactions between macromolecules and surfaces


Understanding the fundamental physical chemistry aspects that control the interactions between macromolecules and surfaces is the main goal of this project. It is strategically organized in five modules. Module 1 aims at the dependence of surface energy on the solvent used for cellulose and hemicellulose film formation and how it correlates with cell adhesion. Formation and characterization of cellulose derivatives films will be performed in the Module 2, as well as the evaluation of the effect of functional group on the surface energy of cellulose and cellulose derivatives. Adsorption behavior of proteins and enzymes on polysaccharide films will be studied in the Module 3 and will be correlated with surface energy values determined in the Modules 1 and 2. The Module 4 aims at comprehending the effect of structural aspects of polycations on the complexation with uncharged or negatively charged surfactants and the complexes biocidal activity. In the Module 5 Interactions between proteins and polyelectrolytes or monosaccharides at the liquid-air interface will be investigated. (AU)

Scientific publications (10)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DAMATO, TATIANA CARDOSO; CARRASCO, LETICIA D. M.; CARMONA-RIBEIRO, ANA MARIA; LUIZ, RICARDO VAGNER; GODOY, ROBERTA; PETRI, DENISE F. S. The interactions between surfactants and the epicuticular wax on soybean or weed leaves: Maximal crop protection with minimal wax solubilization. CROP PROTECTION, v. 91, p. 57-65, JAN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 8.
DOMINGUES, AMANDA A.; PEREIRA, FABIANO V.; SIERAKOWSKI, MARIA RITA; ROJAS, ORLANDO J.; PETRI, DENISE F. S. Interfacial properties of cellulose nanoparticles obtained from acid and enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. Cellulose, v. 23, n. 4, p. 2421-2437, AUG 2016. Web of Science Citations: 7.
NUKUI, LARISSA H. N.; BARBOSA, LEANDRO R. S.; PETRI, DENISE F. S. Impact of Monovalent and Divalent Cations on the Colloidal Stability of Negatively Charged Latex Particles Decorated with Poly(ethylene glycol). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, v. 55, n. 3, p. 606-614, JAN 27 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
STAUNER, THOMAS; SILVA, IGOR B.; EL SEOUD, OMAR A.; FROLLINI, ELISABETE; PETRI, DENISE F. S. Cellulose loading and water sorption value as important parameters for the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. Cellulose, v. 20, n. 3, p. 1109-1119, JUN 2013. Web of Science Citations: 9.
BUENO, VANIA BLASQUES; SILVA, ANIELLE MARTINS; SOUZA BARBOSA, LEANDRO RAMOS; CATALANI, LUIZ HENRIQUE; TEIXEIRA-NETO, ERICO; CORNEJO, DANIEL REINALDO; SIQUEIRA PETRI, DENISE FREITAS. Hybrid composites of xanthan and magnetic nanoparticles for cellular uptake. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, v. 49, n. 85, p. 9911-9913, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 13.
BLACHECHEN, LEANDRO S.; SILVA, JAQUELINE O.; BARBOSA, LEANDRO R. S.; ITRI, ROSANGELA; PETRI, DENISE F. S. Hofmeister effects on the colloidal stability of poly(ethylene glycol)-decorated nanoparticles. COLLOID AND POLYMER SCIENCE, v. 290, n. 15, p. 1537-1546, OCT 2012. Web of Science Citations: 9.
OLIVEIRA, ALLAN M.; MIRANDA, PAULO B.; PETRI, DENISE F. S. Self-Assembly of Poly(4-vynil-N-alkylpyridinium) Bromide onto Silica: Effect of Side-Chain Length on Structural Aspects at a Molecular Level. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, v. 116, n. 34, p. 18284-18291, AUG 30 2012. Web of Science Citations: 3.
AMIM, JR., JORGE; PETRI, DENISE F. S. Effect of amino-terminated substrates onto surface properties of cellulose esters and their interaction with lectins. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, v. 32, n. 2, p. 348-355, MAR 1 2012. Web of Science Citations: 5.
OGEDA, THAIS L.; SILVA, IGOR B.; FIDALE, LUDMILA C.; EL SEOUD, OMAR A.; PETRI, DENISE F. S. Effect of cellulose physical characteristics, especially the water sorption value, on the efficiency of its hydrolysis catalyzed by free or immobilized cellulase. Journal of Biotechnology, v. 157, n. 1, p. 246-252, JAN 2012. Web of Science Citations: 28.
AMIM, JR., JORGE; MAIA, FRANCISCO C. B.; MIRANDA, PAULO B.; URZUA, MARCELA D.; PETRI, DENISE F. S. Structural aspects of polyanion and hydrophobically modified polycation multilayers on hydrophilic or hydrophobic surfaces. SOFT MATTER, v. 8, n. 24, p. 6462-6470, 2012. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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