Project

Development of bio-based anti-fouling agents for marine applications.

Duration
01 October 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Synthesis of materials
    • Organic chemical synthesis
    • Organic green chemistry
Keywords
chitosan anti-fouling marine application
 
Project description

Any object in marine waters is prone to undesirable growth, resulting in enormous negative impacts. The ocean itself may offer the solution: chitosan, derived from cheaply available chitinous waste from the seafood industry. The natural activity of chitosan will be boosted through scalable and sustainable chemical modification. Moreover, depolymerization of the modified derivatives via a sustainable procedure will be adapted.