Study of the multiscale networks of hemicellulose hydrogels by scattering techniques
Treesearch research themes:
3–material forming, 4–material concepts
KTH, Lantmännen, Lunds universitet
The aim of the project is to develop multifunctional soft materials (hydrogels) from hemicelluloses for biomedical and food applications. We combine chemo-enzymatic methods to modify the molecular structure of the hemicelluloses and to tailor their assembly and rheological properties. In this project we want to understand the assembly mechanisms that drive the gel formation upon enzymatic crosslinking of xylans at different conditions, using a combination of scattering, microscopy and rheological techniques.
Treesearch aims at creating a national platform to support the research on new materials from the forest. Research projects conducted within Treesearch research areas and the researchers who are active in these projects are welcome to join the platform.