Polymère biosourcé, biodégradable, Biopolymère, Bioplastique, Biomatériau,

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Thème de Recherche :

Matériaux à base de polymères biosourcés et/ou biodégradables, pour des applications environementales et biomédicales.


Intégration transversale, de la biomasse jusqu'à l'objet fini : Biochimie (Biotech - Bioproduction), Chimie des polymères, Formulation et Procédés de mise en oeuvre.


Principaux axes :

  • Matériaux à base de polymères biodégradables (Applications court terme & Biomédical) :
    • Polysaccharides thermoplastiques (Amidon, chitosane, )
    • Bio(co)polyesters: PLA, PCL, PHAs, PBSA, PBS, PBAT,
    • Synthèse par catalyse enzymatique de biopolyesters (eROP, polycondensation,)
    • Biosynthèse de synthons (fermentations), pour l'élaboration de polymères biosourcés et biodégradables.
  • Matériaux polymères biosourcés et durables (long terme) :
    • Polymères innovants issus de triglycérides (acides gras, dimères, )
    • Nouvelles architectures macromoléculaires aromatiques (à base de tanins, lignines, )
    • TPU, PUR, PIR, NIPU & PA biosourcés
  • Biomatériaux biosourcés pour le biomédical :
    • Pansements actifs,
    • Ingénierie tissulaire, scaffolds obtenus par electrospinning, force-spinning ou 3D-printing
    • Biocapteurs, relargage contrôlé de principes actifs,


Edition de 4 Livres :

- Susheel Kalia & Luc Avérous (Eds). Biopolymers: Biomedical And Environmental Applications. John Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Date de publicat.: 07/2011. 642 p. ISBN: 978047063923

- Luc Avérous & Eric Pollet (Eds).  Environmental Silicate Nano-biocomposites. Springer-Verlag (London). Publication 06/2012, 461 p. ISBN : 978-1-4471-4101-3

- Peter Halley & Luc Avérous (Eds). Starch Polymers. From Genetic Engineering to Green Applications, 1st Edition. Elsevier Limited Publication. Publication 04/2014, 484 p. ISBN : 978-0-4445-37317

- Susheel Kalia & Luc Avérous (Eds). Biodegradable and bio-based polymers for Biomedical And Environmental Applications. John Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Publicat. Date: 04/2016. 350 p. ISBN: 978-1119117339


Publications récentes (2016) :

Articles - J. Internationaux :

- Reulier M., Matadi Boumbimba R., Rasselet D., Averous L. (2016) "Renewable thermoplastic multiphase systems from dimer fatty acids, with mineral microfillers" Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 133, N°8, ID N° 43055 (13 p.)

- Bellani C., Pollet E., Hebraud A., Pereira F.V., Schlatter G., Avérous L., Bretas R.E.S., Branciforti M.C. (2016) “Morphological, thermal and mechanical properties of poly(ε-caprolactone)/poly(ε-caprolactone)-grafted-cellulose nanocrystals mats produced by electrospinning” Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 133, N°21, ID N°43445 (8 p.)

- Duval A., Averous L. (2016) "Characterization and physico-chemical properties of condensed tannins from Acacia catechu" Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Vol. 64, N°8, pp. 1751-1760

- Lai J.C., Rahman W.A.W.A., Avérous L., Lim T.H. (2016) "Study and Characterization of the Post Processing Ageing of Sago Pith Waste Biocomposites" Sains Malaysiana. Vol. 45, N°4, pp. 631–639.

- Duval A., Averous L. (2016) "Oxyalkylation of condensed tannin with propylene carbonate as alternative to propylene oxide" ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Vol. 4, N°6, pp 3103–3112

- Reulier M., Perrin R., Averous L. (2016) « Biocomposites based on chemically modified cellulose fibers with renewable fatty-acid-based thermoplastic systems: Effect of different fiber treatments. » Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 133, N°35, ID N°43878 (13p.)

- Khandal D., Pollet E., Avérous L (2016). “Elaboration and behavior of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate)- nano-biocomposites based on montmorillonite or sepiolite nanoclays.” European Polymer Journal, Vol. 81, pp. 64-76

- Debuissy, T. Pollet E., Avérous L. (2016) “Synthesis of potentially biobased copolyesters based on adipic acid and butanediols: kinetic study between 1,4- and 2,3-butanediol and their influence on crystallization and thermal properties” Polymer. Vol. 99, pp. 204-213

- Arbenz A., Frache A., Cuttica F., Avérous L. (2016) “Advanced biobased and rigid foams, based on urethane-modified isocyanurate from oxypropylated gambier tannin polyol”. Polymer Degradation and Stability. DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.03.035

- Carré C., Hugo Zoccheddu H. Delalande S., Pichon P. Avérous L. (2016) “Synthesis and characterization of advanced biobased thermoplastic nonisocyanate polyurethanes, with controlled aromatic-aliphatic architectures” European Polymer Journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.05.030

- Jiménez-Quero A., Pollet E., Zhao M., Marchioni E., Averous L., Phalip V. (2016) “Itaconic and fumaric acid production from biomass hydrolysates by Aspergillus Strains” Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. DOI: 10.4014/jmb.1603.03073

- Matadi Boumbimba R., Wang, K., Hablot E., Bahlouli N., Ahzi S. Avérous L. (2016) “Renewable biocomposites based on cellulose fibers and dimer fatty acid polyamide: experiments and modeling of the stress-strain behavior” Polymer Engineering and Science. DOI: 10.1002/ PEN24390 115.

- Buono P., Duval A., Verge P., Averous L., Habibi Y.(2016) "New insights on the chemical modification of lignin: acetylation versus silylation" ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00903

- Gao C., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2016) “Properties of glycerol-plasticized alginate films obtained by thermomechanical mixing” Food Hydrocolloids. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2016.09.023

- Bonametti Olivato J., Marini J., Yamashita F., Pollet E., Grossmann M.V.E., Averous L. (2017) “Sepiolite as a promising nanoclay for nano-biocomposites based on starch and biodegradable polyester” Materials Science and Engineering C. Vol. 70, pp. 296–302

 Chapitres de Livres :

- Arbenz A., Avérous L. (2016) “Tannins: A resource to elaborate aromatic and biobased polymers » dans « Biodegradable and bio-based polymers for Biomedical And Environmental Applications ». Eds: Susheel Kalia & Luc Avérous. Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Chap. 4 pp. 97-148 ISBN: 978-1119117339

- Laurichesse S., Avérous L. (2016) “Towards Biobased Aromatic Polymers from Lignin” dans « Biodegradable and bio-based polymers for Biomedical And Environmental Applications ». Eds: Susheel Kalia & Luc Avérous. Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Chap. 11 pp. 387-438 ISBN: 978-1119117339


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