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Engineered biomaterials based on coconut oil and natural polymers: new ways to develop added-value biomedical products

Grant number: 19/12665-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2019
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Cooperation agreement: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Principal researcher:Watson Loh
Grantee:Denise Gradella Villalva
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/08045-7 - Engineered biomaterials based on coconut oil and natural polymers: new ways to develop added-value biomedical products, AP.R

Abstract

This project aims at exploring organized structures formed by mixtures of lipids or fatty acids, such as coconut oil, and natural polyelectrolytes such as chitosan, though not restricted to these components, to obtain responsive systems for biomedical or food applications. Structural characterization involving techniques such as light and X-ray scattering is envisioned accompanied by investigation on incorporation and release of active compounds, including the possibility of in-vivo experiments, with control by external triggers such as temperature, pH, ionic strength or others.