Leader: DSc Monika Szymańska-Chargot
Team: Prof. DSc Artur Zdunek; DSc Eng Justyna Cybulska, member of PYA PAS; DSc Jolanta Cieśla; PhD Eng Piotr Pieczywek; PhD Monika Chylińska; PhD Karolina Gdula; MSc Diana Gawkowska
The aim of the task is to investigate the nature of interaction between cellulose (microfibrillar MFC, nanofibrillar NFC and in the form of nanocrystals CNC) and other different molecules (please see below for specifics). Cellulose is not only one of the most common biopolymer in Nature, but also is used in various industries as it is biocompatible and biodegradable material. Moreover the applicability of cellulose is constantly being expanded by modifying its surface. Therefore taking into account the above we propose to use adsorption experiment as the way of study of interaction between cellulose as adsorbent and different molecules, both organic compounds (such as cell wall polysaccharides or flavonoids) and inorganic ones (e.g., metallic nanoparticles), as adsorbates.