Team 2 : Biopolymers and bio-sourced polymers

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The ‘Biopolymers & bio-based polymers’ team is constituted of polymer chemists, together with organic chemists and physico-chemists having strong knowledges in the field of biomass.  The team is headed by Prof. Henri Cramail and involves Prof. Stéphane Grelier, Véronique Coma, Etienne GrauGilles Sèbe, Thomas Vidil, Frédérique Ham-Pichavant, and Cédric Le Coz.
Taking into account the methodologies and concepts of green chemistry, the objectives of the team are both to valorize the biomass for the design of high value-added ‘synthons’ & polymers and to design functional bio-based polymeric materials with original features for sustainable technologies.
Our research projects are today organized around three main axes, declined as follows:

  • Biomass deconstruction and ‘controlled’ depolymerization of biopolymers
  • Polymer synthesis from bio-based building blocks
  • Functional bio-based materials and sustainability

Our research activities are both fundamental and industry oriented. We strive to contribute to the forefront of polymer chemistry knowledge, while collaborating with many industrial partners interested in the latest advances of bio-sourced chemistry.

Latest publications

  • Effect of oleic acid on the release of tetrahydrocurcumin in chitosan-based films figure

    Effect of oleic acid on the release of tetrahydrocurcumin in chitosan-based films Journal article

    Le Goué Erwan, Gardrat Christian, Romain Mélanie, Rollini Manuela, Moresoli Christine, Coma Véronique

    Journal title: Food Hydrocolloids, Volume(s): 124, Page(s): 107202 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2021.107202 (2022)

  • Grafting polymers from cellulose nanocrystals via surface‐initiated atom transfer radical polymerization figure

    Grafting polymers from cellulose nanocrystals via surface‐initiated atom transfer radical polymerization Journal article

    Zhang Zhen, Sèbe Gilles, Hou Yelin, Wang Juan, Huang Jin, Zhou Guofu

    Journal title: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume(s): 138, Issue(s): 48, Page(s): 51458 10.1002/app.51458 (2021)

  • Oxidative Depolymerization of Alkaline Lignin from Pinus Pinaster by Oxygen and Air for Value-Added Bio-Sourced Synthons figure

    Oxidative Depolymerization of Alkaline Lignin from Pinus Pinaster by Oxygen and Air for Value-Added Bio-Sourced Synthons Journal article

    Camus Martin, Condassamy Olivia, Ham-Pichavant Frédérique, Michaud Christelle, Mastroianni Sergio, Mignani Gérard, Grau Etienne, Cramail Henri, Grelier Stéphane

    Journal title: Polymers, Volume(s): 13, Issue(s): 21, Page(s): 3725 10.3390/polym13213725 (2021)