The European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence
Under the acronym EPNOE (European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence) a research and education network has been established linking 16 academic and research institutions and a large number of companies. The focus is on polysaccharide expertise development and polysaccharide-related research for innovation in business and industry.
As part of a dissemination programme, members of the network join efforts and expertise to assemble a book dealing with research initiative and research in the field of polysaccharides. The book describes all main aspects of polysaccharide science and technology (biology, enzymology, physics, chemistry, materials science and processing). Notations and concepts follow a uniform format throughout the whole work in order to create a valuable reference book on the field of polysaccharide science. Owing to the major importance of industry, concrete applications are also described in detail.
- Introduction : Challenges and Opportunities in Building a Multinational, Interdisciplinary Research and Education Network on Polysaccharides (J. Navard and P. Navard)
- Etymology of Main Polysaccharide Names (Pierre Avenas)
- Polysaccharides : Molecular and Supramolecular Structures. Terminology (T. Heinze, K. Petzold-Welcke & J.E.G. van Dam)
- Chemical Characterization of Polysaccharides (A. Rußler, A. Bogolitsyna, G. Zuckerst€atter, A. Potthast & T. Rosenau)
- Preparation and Properties of Cellulose Solutions (P. Navard, F. Wendler, F. Meister, M. Bercea &T. Budtova)
- Cellulose Products from Solutions : Film, Fibres and Aerogels (F. Wendler, T. Schulze, D. Ciechanska, E. Wesolowska, D. Wawro, F. Meister, T. Budtova & F. Liebner)
- Polysaccharide Fibres in Textiles (L. F. Zemljic, S. Hribernik , A.P. Manian, H. B. Ozturk, Z. Persin, M. S. Smole, K. S. Kleinscheck, T. Bechtold, B. Siiroka & J. Siroky)
- Cellulose and Other Polysaccharides Surface Properties and their Characterisation (K. Stana-Kleinschek, H.M.A. Ehmann, S. Spirk, A. Doliska, H. Fasl, L. Fras-Zemljic, R. Kargl, T. Mohan, D. Breitwieser & V. Ribitsch)
- Pulp Fibers for Papermaking and Cellulose Dissolution (P. Fardim, T. Liebert & T. Heinze)
- Cellulose : Chemistry of Cellulose Derivatization (T. Heinze, A. Koschella, T. Liebert, V. Harabagiu & S. Coseri)
- Chitin and Chitosan as Functional Biopolymers for Industrial Applications (I. Kardas, M. H.Struszczyk, M. Kucharska, L.A.M. van denBroek, J.E.G. vanDam & D. Ciechanska)
- Polysaccharide-Acting Enzymes and their Applications (A. Koivula, S. Voutilainen, J. Pere, K. Kruus, A. Suurnakki, L. A.M. van den Broek, R. Bakker & S. Lips)