Traditional and novel solvent systems are explored to dissolve various biopolymers and non-polymeric constituents. The solutions or suspensions are characterized by a comprehensive set of rheological tools (shear, capillary and extensional rheometers).
Analytical chemistry is needed throughout the modification and/or manufacturing process of biomaterials. Knowledge on the chemical composition and molar mass of biopolymers is essential and thus we aim to develop new strategies for detailed biopolymer characterization.
A thoughtful use of biopolymers can help us to create a more sustainable society.