Team 2 : Biopolymers and bio-sourced polymers
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 Grau, Gilles 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.
Direct electrospinning of cellulose in the DBU-CO2 switchable solvent system Journal article
Heidari Mina, Onwukamike Kelechukwu N., Grau Etienne, Grelier Stéphane, Cramail Henri, Meier Michael A. R., Greiner Andreas
Journal title: Cellulose https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03253361/document 10.1007/s10570-021-03967-8 (2021)
Bio-Based Polyricinoleate and Polyhydroxystearate: Properties and Evaluation as Viscosity Modifiers for Lubricants Journal article
MÉheust Hélène, Le Meins Jean-François, Grau Etienne, Cramail Henri
Journal title: ACS Applied Polymer Materials https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03109425/document 10.1021/acsapm.0c01153 (2021)
Screening of wood/forest and vine by-products as sources of new drugs for sustainable strategies to control fusarium graminearum and the production of mycotoxins Journal article
Montibus Mathilde, Vitrac Xavier, Coma Véronique, Loron Anne, Pinson-Gadais Laetitia, Ferrer Nathalie, Verdal-Bonnin Marie-Noëlle, Gabaston Julien, Waffo-Téguo Pierre, Richard-Forget Florence, Atanasova Vessela