Project

Chemical modification of the biopolymer chitosan for the development of bio-based fungicidal and insecticidal agents

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 August 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
chemical modification fungicide chitosan insecticides
 
Project description

Chemical modification of chitosan will be studied, followed by controlled hydrolysis, in order to develop new bio-based fungicides and insecticides. These new agents will be tested on insects and plants in order to compare their activity with non-modified chitosan and also efforts will be made to locate te target site of the compounds and to unravel their mode of action.