Peer-reviewed papers

2019

63. Hua Zhang, Peiwen Liu, Saleh Md. Musa, Carsten Mai, Kai Zhang*.
Dialdehyde cellulose as a bio-based robust adhesive for wood bonding
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00801


62. Heqin Huang, Xiaojie Wang, Jinchao Yu, Ye Chen, Hong Ji, Yumei Zhang, Florian Rehfeldt, Yong Wang, Kai Zhang*.
Liquid Behaviors-Assisted Fabrication of Multidimensional Birefringent Materials from Dynamic Hybrid Hydrogels.
ACS Nano, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b00551
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61.Bo Pang, Huan Liu, Peiwen Liu, Hua Zhang, Georg Avramidis, Longquan Chen, Xu Deng, Wolfgang Viöl, Kai Zhang*.
Robust, Easy-Cleaning Superhydrophobic/Superoleophilic Copper Meshes for Oil/Water Separation under Harsh Conditions
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201900158 (Frontispiece)
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60. Xinwen Peng, Peiwen Liu, Bo Pang, Yawen Yao, Jiaxiu Wang, Kai Zhang*.
Facile Fabrication of pH-responsive Nanoparticles from Cellulose Derivatives via Schiff base formation for Controlled Release
Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.04.029
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59. Xiaojie Wang, Heqin Huang, Huan Liu, Florian Rehfeldt, Xiaohui Wang, Kai Zhang*.
Multi-Responsive Bilayer Hydrogel Actuators with Programmable and Precisely Tunable Motions.
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2019, 1800562 https://doi.org/10.1002/macp.201800562 (Cover)
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58. Pascal Fuchs, Kai Zhang*
Efficient synthesis of organosoluble 6-azido-6-deoxy-2,3-O-trimethylsilyl cellulose for click reactions
Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.11.003
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57. Kui Zeng, Thomas Groth, Kai Zhang*
Recent advances of artificially sulfated polysaccharides for applications in cell growth and differentiation, drug delivery and tissue engineering: a Mini-Review
ChemBioChem, 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbic.201800569 (Invited Review for “Issues ChemBioTalents")
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2018

56. Huan Liu, Bo Pang, Renata Garces, Riza Dervisoglu, Longquan Chen, Loren Andreas, Kai Zhang*
Helical fibers via evaporation-driven self-assembly of surface-acylated cellulose nanowhiskers
Angewandte Chemie Int Ed, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201808250
Angewandte Chemie, 2018, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ange.201808250
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55. Hua Zhang, Kang Lv, Marcel C. Forster, Rıza Dervişoğlu, Loren B. Andreas, Kai Zhang*, Shuiliang Chen*
Crucial Role for Oxygen Functional Groups in the Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalytic Activity of Nitrogen-doped Carbons
Electrochimica Acta, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.175
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54. Yuyuan Wang, Zicheng Liang, Zhiping Su, Kai Zhang, Junli Ren, Runcang Sun, Xiaohui Wang*
All-biomass fluorescent hydrogels based on biomass carbon dots and alginate/nanocellulose for biosensing
ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00348
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53. Longquan Chen*, Yonggui Wang, Xiaoyan Peng, Qing Zhu, Kai Zhang*
Impact of aqueous polymer droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces
Macromolecules, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01589 (Cover)
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52. Yonggui Wang*, Chi Zhang, Jia Tian, Yanjun Xie, Kai Zhang*
A Comparative Study of Self‐Assembled Superstructures from Cellulose Stearoyl Ester and Poly(Vinyl Stearate)
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/macp.201800229
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51. Peiwen Liu, Bo Pang, Huan Liu, Lin Tian, Cynthia Volkert, Torsten Gutmann, Timmy Schäfer, Gerd Buntkowsky, Kai Zhang*
Efficient, self-terminating isolation of cellulose nanocrystals via periodate oxidation in Pickering emulsions
ChemSusChem, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201801678
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50. Bo Pang, Robert Köhler, Vladimir Roddatis, Huan Liu, Xiaohui Wang, Wolfgang Viöl, Kai Zhang*
One-Step Synthesis of Quadrilateral-Shaped Silver Nanoplates with Lamellar Structures Tuned by Amylopectin Derivatives
ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 6841 https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b00833
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49. Shuang Wang, Kai Zhang*
Glycosylated cellulose derivatives with regioselective distributions of pendant glucose moieties
Carbohydrate Polymers, 2018, 196, 154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.05.036
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48. Yonggui Wang, Xiaojie Wang, Yanjun Xie, Kai Zhang*
Functional Nanomaterials through Esterification of Cellulose: A Review of Chemistry and Application (Review)
Cellulose, 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-018-1830-3


47. Jiaxiu Wang, Kai Zhang*
Modular Adjustment of Swelling Behaviors of Surface-Modified Solvent-Responsive Polymeric Nanoparticles Based on Cellulose 10-Undecenoyl Ester
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11521
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46. Heqin Huang, Xiaojie Wang, Florian Rehfeldt, Kai Zhang*
Dually heterogeneous hydrogels via dynamic and supramolecular crosslinks tuning discontinuous spatial ruptures
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b04738
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45. Peiwen Liu, Carsten Mai, Kai Zhang*.
Formation of hydrogels with uniform and gradient chemical structures using dialdehyde cellulose by aerating ammonia gas
Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11705-018-1718-7 (Special issue)


44. Yawen Yao, Antje Gellerich, Michaela Zauner, Xiaoxu Wang, Kai Zhang*.
Differential anti-fungal effects of hydrophobic and superhydrophobic wood based on cellulose and glycerol stearoyl esters
Cellulose, 2018, DOI: 10.1007/s10570-017-1626-x
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43. Bo Pang, Huan Liu, Peiwen Liu, Xinwen Peng and Kai Zhang*.
Water-in-oil Pickering emulsions stabilized by stearoylated microcrystalline cellulose
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2017.11.079
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2017

42. Yonggui Wang, P. B. Groszewicz, S. Rosenfeldt, H. Schmidt, C. A. Volkert, P. Vana, T. Gutmann, G. Buntkowsky, Kai Zhang*.
Thermo-Reversible Self-Assembly of Perfluorinated Core-Coronas Cellulose-Nanoparticles in Dry State
Advanced Materials, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201702473
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41. K. Niegelhell, M. Süßenbacher, J. Sattelkow, H. Plank, Yonggui Wang, Kai Zhang, S. Spirk*.
How Bound and Free Fatty Acids in Cellulose Films Impact Nonspecific Protein Adsorption
Biomacromolecules, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01260
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40. L. Chen*, L. Li, Z. Li, Kai Zhang.
Submillimeter-sized bubble entrapment and high-speed jet during droplet impact on solid surfaces.
Langmuir, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01506
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39. Peiwen Liu, Carsten Mai, Kai Zhang*.
Formation of uniform multi-stimuli responsive and multi-block hydrogels from dialdehyde cellulose.
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00646
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38. Heqin Huang, Yonggui Wang, Xiaojie Wang, Florian Rehfeldt, Kai Zhang*.
Robust heterogeneous hydrogels with dynamic nanocrystals-polymer conjunction.
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600810
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37. B. Zhao, X. Wang, Kai Zhang, L. Chen*, X. Deng*.
Impact of viscous droplets on superamphiphobic surfaces.
Langmuir, 2017, 33, 144-151. Paper



2016

36. Yonggui Wang, Jia Tian, Xu Deng, Longquan Chen, Sabine Rosenfeldt, Stephan Förster, Philipp Vana, Kai Zhang*.
Polymeric flaky nanostructures from cellulose stearoyl esters for functional surfaces.
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2016, 1600636 https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201600636
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35. Y. Wang, T. Heinze, Kai Zhang*.
Stimuli-responsive nanoparticles from ionic cellulose derivatives.
Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 648. Paper
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2015

34. Chao Wang, Richard A. Venditti, Kai Zhang*.
Tailor-made functional surfaces based on cellulose-derived materials.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2015, 99, 5791. (invited review) Paper
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33. Y. Wang, L.-O. Heim, Y. Xu, G. Buntkowsky, Kai Zhang*.
Transparent, Stimuli-responsive Films from Cellulose-based Organogel Nanoparticles.
Advanced Functional Materials, 2015, 25, 1434-1441. Paper
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32. Jiquan Liu, Andreas Plog, Pedro Groszewicz, Li Zhao, Yeping Xu, Hergen Breitzke, Annegret Stark, Rudolf Hoffmann, Torsten Gutmann,* Kai Zhang,* Gerd Buntkowsky.*
Design of a novel heterogeneous catalyst based on cellulose nanocrystals for cyclopropanation: Synthesis and solid-state NMR characterization.
Chemistry - A European Journal. 2015, 21, 1-8. Paper
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31. Kai Zhang,* A. Geissler, X. Chen, S. Rosenfeldt, Y. Yang, S. Förster, F. Müller-Plathe.
Polymeric flower-like microparticles from self-assembled cellulose stearoyl esters.
ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4, 214-219. Paper
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30. Kai Zhang,* A. Geissler, M. Standhardt, S. Mehlhase, M. Gallei, L. Chen, Ch. M. Thiele.
Moisture-responsive films of cellulose stearoyl esters showing reversible shape transitions.
Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 11011. DOI:10.1038/srep11011.
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29. Y. Wang, X. Wang, L.-O. Heim, H. Breitzke, G. Buntkowsky, Kai Zhang*.
Superhydrophobic surfaces from surface-hydrophobized cellulose fibers with stearoyl groups.
Cellulose, 2015, 22, 289-299. Paper

28. Kai Zhang,* A. Geissler, T. Heinze.
Reversibly crystalline nanoparticles from cellulose alkyl esters via nanoprecipitation.
Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2015, 32, 258-266. Paper
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2014

27. C. Uth, S. Zielonka, S. Hörner, N. Rasche, A. Plog, O. Avrutina, H. Orelma, Kai Zhang,* H. Kolmar.*
A chemoenzymatic approach to protein immobilization onto crystalline cellulose nanoscaffolds.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53, 12618. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201404616

Eine chemoenzymatische Kupplungsstrategie zur Immobilisierung von Proteinen auf kristalliner Nanocellulose
Angewandte Chemie, 2014, https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201404616
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26. A. Geissler, D. Scheid, W. Li, M. Gallei, Kai Zhang*.
Facile formation of stimuli-responsive, fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles based on sustainable cellulose stearoyl ester via nanoprecipitation.
Cellulose, 2014, 21, 4181. Paper
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25. L. Zhao, W. Li, A. Plog, Y. Xu, G. Buntkowsky, T. Gutmann,* Kai Zhang*.
Multi-responsive cellulose nanocrystal-rhodamine conjugates: An advanced structure study by solid-state dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) NMR.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, 16, 26322. Paper
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24. W. Li, W. Wang, Y. Yang, Kai Zhang*.
Redox-responsive, reversibly fluorescent nanoparticles from sustainable cellulose derivatives.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 13675-13681. Paper
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23. L. Chen,* A. Geissler, E. Bonaccurso, Kai Zhang*.
Transparent slippery surfaces made with sustainable porous cellulose lauroyl ester films.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 6969. Paper
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22. Y. Wang, S. Yadav, T. Heinlein, V. Konjik, H. Breitzke, G. Buntkowsky, J. J. Schneider*, Kai Zhang*.
Ultra-light nanocomposite aerogels of bacterial cellulose and reduced graphene oxide for specific absorption and separation of organic liquids.
RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 21553. Paper
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21. A. Geissler, M. Biesalski, T. Heinze, Kai Zhang*.
Formation of nanostructured cellulose stearoyl esters via nanoprecipitation.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 1107. Paper

20. A. Geissler, E. Bonaccurso, L. Heim, T. Heinze, Kai Zhang*.
Temperature-Responsive Thin Films from Cellulose Stearoyl Triester.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118, 2408. Paper

19. A. Geissler, F. Loyal, M. Biesalski, Kai Zhang*.
Thermo-responsive superhydrophobic paper using nanostructured cellulose stearoyl ester.
Cellulose, 2014, 21, 357. Paper

18. N. Aggarwal, N. Altgärde, S. Svedhem, Kai Zhang, S. Fischer, T. Groth.*
Study on multilayer structures prepared from heparin and semi-synthetic cellulose sulfates as polyanions and their influence on cellular response.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2014, 116, 93. Paper



2012-2013

17. N. Aggarwal, N. Altgärde, S. Svedhem, Kai Zhang, S. Fischer, T. Groth.*
Effect of molecular composition of heparin and cellulose sulfate on multilayer formation and cell response.
Langmuir 29, 13853 (2013). Paper

16. A. Geissler, L. Chen, Kai Zhang,* E. Bonaccurso, M. Biesalski.
Superhydrophobic surfaces fabricated from nano- and microstructured cellulose stearoyl esters.
Chemical Communication 49, 4962 (2013). Paper

15. Kai Zhang,* S. Fischer, A. Geissler, E. Brendler, K. Gebauer.
Synthesis of carboxyl cellulose sulfates with regioselective sulfation and regiospecific oxidation using cellulose trifluoroacetate as intermediates.
Cellulose 20, 2069 (2013). Paper

14. Kai Zhang*.
Illustration of the development of bacterial cellulose bundles/ribbons by Gluconacetobacter xylinus via atomic force microscopy.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97, 4353 (2013). Paper

13. Kai Zhang,* A. Geissler, S. Fischer, E. Brendler, E. Bäucker.
Solid-state spectroscopic characterization of alpha-chitins deacetylated in homogeneous solutions.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 116, 4584 (2012). Paper

12. Kai Zhang,* S. Fischer, A. Geissler, E. Brendler.
Analysis of carboxylate groups in oxidized never-dried cellulose II catalyzed by TEMPO and 4-acetamide-TEMPO.
Carbohydrate Polymers 87, 894 (2012). Paper

11. A. Weltrowski, M. L. da Silva Almeida, D. Peschel, Kai Zhang, S. Fischer, T. Groth.*
Mitogenic Activity of Sulfated Chitosan and Cellulose Derivatives is Related to Protection of FGF-2 from Proteolytic Cleavage.
Macromolecular Bioscience 12, 740 (2012). Paper

10. D. Peschel, Kai Zhang, S. Fischer, T. Groth.*
Modulation of osteogenic activity of BMP-2 by cellulose and chitosan derivatives.
Acta Biomaterialia 2012, 8, 183. Paper



2010-2011

9. Kai Zhang,* A. Feldner, S. Fischer.
FT Raman spectroscopic investigation of cellulose acetate.
Cellulose 18, 995 (2011). Paper

8. Kai Zhang,* E. Brendler, A. Geissler, S. Fischer.
Synthesis and spectroscopic analysis of cellulose sulfates with regulable total degrees of substitution and sulfation patterns via 13C NMR and FT Raman spectroscopy.
Polymer 52, 26 (2011). Paper

7. Kai Zhang,* D. Peschel, E. Bäucker, T. Groth, S. Fischer.
Synthesis and characterisation of cellulose sulfates regarding the degrees of substitution, degrees of polymerisation and morphology.
Carbohydrate Polymers 83, 1659 (2011). Paper

6. Kai Zhang, E. Brendler, K. Gebauer, M. Gruner, S. Fischer.*
Synthesis and characterization of low sulfoethylated cellulose.
Carbohydrate Polymers 83, 616 (2011). Paper

5. Kai Zhang, D. Peschel, J. Helm, T. Groth, S. Fischer.*
FT Raman investigation of novel chitosan sulfates exhibiting osteogenic capacity.
Carbohydrate Polymers 83, 60 (2011). Paper

4. Kai Zhang, E. Brendler, S. Fischer.*
FT Raman investigation of sodium cellulose sulfate.
Cellulose 17, 427 (2010). Paper

3. Kai Zhang, D. Peschel, T. Klinger, K. Gebauer, T. Groth, S. Fischer.*
Synthesis of carboxyl cellulose sulfate with various contents of regioselectively introduced sulfate and carboxyl groups.
Carbohydrate Polymers 82, 92 (2010). Paper

2. Kai Zhang, J. Helm, D. Peschel, M. Gruner, T. Groth, S. Fischer.*
NMR and FT Raman characterisation of regioselectively sulfated chitosan regarding the distribution of sulfate groups and the degree of substitution.
Polymer 51, 4698 (2010). Paper

1. D. Peschel, Kai Zhang, N. Aggarwal, E. Brendler, S. Fischer, T. Groth.*
Synthesis of novel celluloses derivatives and investigation of their mitogenic activity in the presence and absence of FGF2.
Acta Biomaterialia 6, 2116, (2010). (Equal contribution) Paper






Other publications

OP8. T. Groth, D. Peschel, K. Zhang, A. Köwitsch, S. Fischer.
Cellulosesulfate als bioaktive Glykane für biomedizinische Anwendungen
Sitzungsberichte der Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 2015, 123/124, 149-166

OP7. K. Zhang, D. Peschel, S. Fischer, T. Groth.*
Novel Cellulose Derivatives with Mitogenic and Osteogenic Activity. In ''Tailored Polymer Architectures for Pharmaceutical and Biomecial Applications.''
ACS Symposium Series 1135, 259 (2013).

OP6. T. Groth,* D. Peschel, N. Aggrawal, A. Loeffler, A. Weltrowski, K. Zhang, S. Fischer.
Novel cellulose and chitosan sulfates promoting the activity of growth Factors FGF-2 and BMP-2.
Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 6, 13 (2012). (Special issue)

OP5. K. Zhang*, A. Weltrowski, D. Peschel, S. Fischer, T. Groth.
Synthesis and Characterization of Biologically Active Chitosan Sulfates. In ''Functional Materials from Renewable Sources.''
ACS Symposium Series 1107, 297 (2012).

OP4. N. Aggarwal, N. Altgärde, S. Svedhem, K. Zhang, S. Fischer, T. Groth
Modulating Cell Adhesion On Ph Dependent Multilayers Of Natural & Semi-synthetic Glycosaminoglycans: p24
International Journal of Artificial Organs 35, 592, (2012). (Special issue)

OP3. N. Aggrawal, G.P.A. Michanetzis, Y. Missirlis, K. Zhang, S. Fischer, T. Groth.*
PH variation during lay-by-layer assemblies of natural and artificial glycosaminoglycans to control cell adhesion.
Artificial Organs 35, A57, (2011). (Special issue)

OP2. D. Peschel, K. Zhang, N. Aggarwal, S. Fischer, T. Groth.*
Cooperation of derivatized polysaccharides and growth factors and their effects on the proliferation and differentiation of different cells.
International Journal of Artificial Organs 33, 440 (2010). (Special issue)

OP1. K. Zhang, D. Peschel, E. Brendler, T. Groth, S. Fischer.*
Synthesis and Bioactivity of Cellulose Derivatives.
Macromolecular Symposium 280, 28 (2009).