Synthetic receptors for oligo/polysaccharides

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Chemistry


Polysaccharides with all-equatorial substitution patterns (e.g. cellulose and chitin) are exceptionally abundant in the biosphere and thus important natural resources. This project aims at synthetic receptor molecules which can form complexes with the polymer chains and thus aid their exploitation, for example by increasing solubility water. The work could also lead to molecules with biological activity, as the polymers are critical components of many living organisms (e.g. chitin in fungal cell walls and insect exoskeleta).


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509619/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1943136 Studentship EP/N509619/1 18/09/2017 31/03/2021 Claire Webster