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František Kačík


Ph.D. in Wood Chemistry, Technical University, Zvolen, Slovakia, 1989

Current position

Professor in Wood Technolgy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, Technical University, Zvolen, Slovakia

Publications (since 2008)

  1. Ďurkovič, J., Kačík, F., Mamoňová, M., Kardošová, M., Longauer, R. and Krajňáková, J. (2015). The effects of propagation techniques on cell wall chemistry and wood anatomy in micropropagated and grafted plants of the Dutch elm hybrid ‘Dodoens’. J Amer Soc Hort Sci 140(1): 3-11.
  2. Kacik, F.,Smira, P., Kacikova, D., Velkova, V., Nasswettrova, A. and Vacek, V. (2015). Chemical alterations of pine wood saccharides during heat sterilisation. Carbohydr Polym 117: 681-686.
  3. Surina, I., Jablonsky, M., Haz, A., Sladkova, A., Briskarova, A., Kacik, F. and Sima, J. (2015). Characterization of non-wood lignin precipitated with sulphuric acid of various concentrations. Bio Resources 10(1): 1408-1423.
  4. Stevulova, N., Cigasova, J., Purcz, P., Schwarzova, I., Kacik, F. and Geffert, A. (2015). Water absorption behavior of hemp hurds composites. Materials 8(5): 2243-2257.
  5. Kubovsky, I. and Kacik, F. (2014). Colour and chemical changes of the lime wood surface due to CO2 laser thermal modification. Appl Surf Sci 321: 261-267.
  6. Stevulova, N., Cigasova, J., Estokova, A., Terpakova, E., Geffert, A., Kacik, F., Singovszka, E. and Holub, M. (2014). Properties characterization of chemically modified hemp hurds. Materials 7(12): 8131-8150.
  7. Durkovic, J., Kacik, F., Olcak, D., Kucerova, V. and Krajnakova, J. (2014). Host responses and metabolic profiles of wood components in Dutch elm hybrids with a contrasting tolerance to Dutch elm disease. Ann Bot 114(1): 47-59.
  8. Kačík, F., Ďurkovič, J. and Kačíková, D. (2014). Structural characterization of lignin by syringyl to guaiacyl ratio and molecular mass determination. In: Lu, F. (ed). Structural analysis, applications in biomaterials and ecological significance. Nova Science Publishers, 67-89.
  9. Ďurkovič, J., Kaňuchová, A., Kačík, F., Mamoňová, M. and Lengyelová, A. (2013). Wood ontogeny during the first year of hybrid poplar development. Biol Plantarum 57(3): 591-596.
  10. Kacikova, D., Kacik, F., Cabalova, I. and Durkovic, J. (2013). Effects of thermal treatment on chemical, mechanical and colour traits in Norway spruce wood. BioresourTechnol 144: 669-674.
  11. Ďurkovič, J., Kaňuchová, A., Kačík, F., Solár, R. and Lengyelová, A. (2012). Genotype-and age-dependent patterns of lignin and cellulose in regenerants derived from 80-year-old trees of black mulberry (Morus nigra L.). Plant Cell Tiss Org 108(3): 359-370.
  12. Kačík, F., Ďurkovič, J. and Kačíková, D. (2012). Chemical profiles of wood components of poplar clones for their energy utilization. Energies 5(12): 5243-5256.
  13. Vizárova, K., Kirschnerová, S., Kačík, F., Briškárová, A., Šutý, Š., Katuščák, S. (2012). Relationship between the decrease of degree of polymerisation of cellulose and the loss of groundwood pulp paper mechanical properties during accelerated ageing. Chem Pap 66(12): 1124-1129.
  14. Kacik, F., Velkova, V., Smira, P., Nasswettrova, A., Kacikova, D. and Reinprecht, L. (2012). Release of terpenes from fir wood during its long-term use and in thermal treatment. Molecules 17(8): 9990-9999.
  15. Jablonský, M., Katuščák, S., Kačík, F., Kačíková, D. (2011). Changes in newsprint paper during accelerated ageing. Cellulose Chem Technol 45(5-6): 405-411.
  16. Solar, R., Dibdiakova, J., Mamon, M., Kacik, F., Razgova, Z., Vacek, V., Sivak, J. and Gaff, M. (2011). Alkaline and alkaline/oxidation pre-treatments of spruce wood (Picea abies)--impact on the quality of kraft pulp. BioresourTechnol 102(2): 1921-1927. 
  17. Kacik, F., Kubovsky, I. (2011). Chemical changes of beech wood due to CO2 laser irradiation. J Photoch Photobio A 222(1): 105-110.
  18. Ďurkovič, J., Kardošová, M., Kačík, F. and Masaryková, M. (2011). Wood traits in parental and hybrid species of Sorbus. Botany 89(8): 559-572.
  19. Kačík, F., Kačíková, D., Jablonský, M. and Katuščák, S. (2009). Cellulose degradation in newsprint paper ageing. Polym Degrad Stab 94(9): 1509-1514.
  20. Kubovský, I., Kačík, F. (2009). FT-IR study of maple wood changes due to CO2 laser irradiation. Cellulose ChemTechnol 43(7-8): 235-240.
  21. Solár, F., Kačík, F., Reinprecht, L., Laurová, M., Geffertová, J. AndDibdiaková, J. (2008). Effect of biotic and abiotic pre-treatments of horn-beam wood on its properties interesting from the viewpoint of pulping in alkaline media. Part 2: Chemical alterations. BioResources 3(4): 1291-1302.
Protocols by František Kačík
  1. An Evaluation of Cellulose Degradation Affected by Dutch Elm Disease