Inter-active and barrier polysaccharide-based materials

This research topic involves Véronique Coma, Frédérique Ham-Pichavant, Cédric Le Coz and Stéphane Grelier.

Polysaccharides are increasingly considered for the elaboration of novel functional materials with tailored properties, thanks to their renewability, biocompatibility and potential bioactivity.

One of the main objectives of this research topic is to tailor the surface of biopolymer-based materials, in particular chitosan- and cellulose-based ones, by chemical and enzymatic functionalization or multi-component engineering approaches, to design innovative functional materials with tunable barrier properties and controlled antimicrobial activity. Potential applications are in the field of intelligent/active materials (food biopackaging, cosmetic and biomedical domains).