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)

  • Tuning the activity and selectivity of polymerised ionic liquid-stabilised ruthenium nanoparticles through anion exchange reactions figure

    Tuning the activity and selectivity of polymerised ionic liquid-stabilised ruthenium nanoparticles through anion exchange reactions Journal article

    Parida Dambarudhar, Bakkali-Hassani Camille, Lebraud Eric, Schatz Christophe, Grelier Stéphane, Taton Daniel, Vignolle Joan

    Journal title: Nanoscale, Volume(s): 14, Issue(s): 12, Page(s): 4635-4643 https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03601213/document 10.1039/d1nr07628k (2022)