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Affiliated Professor Petra Mischnick

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Affiliated professor at KTH, Fibre and Polymer Technology

Home University: Technische Universität Braunschweig , Germany

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Research Profile

Polysaccharides are the most abundant renewable resources. They can be chemically modified to change and tune their properties for a wide range of applications: viscosity control, adhesion, film forming, water binding, controlled release, thermoreversible gelation or fiber formation. These properties are of interest for building, pharma, food, textile, paper, medicine, analytics and other fields. Due to the polyfunctionality of polysaccharides, various patterns of substituents can be established, which beside the average degree of substitution (DS) have a strong influence on the properties like e.g. the gelling temperature of methyl celluloses. - Thus the research aims on the detailed analysis of the substituent distribution in such modified polysaccharides : development of methods, study of the influence of reaction conditions on the substituent patterns, synthesis and characterization of new glucan ethers. The focus is on carbohydrate chemistry, mass spectrometry, chromatography and capillary electrophoresis.

Projects at KTH

Collaboration with PhD student about reactivity studies of spruce glucomannans within the project

Courses and PhD Courses

KF2180  Biopolymers, 7.5 credits

KF3320  Chemical structure analysis of natural and chemically modified polysaccharides, 5 credits

Publications

Pubication list

Other

Chemistry for kids (Student lab)

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Affiliated Professor Petra Mischnick