Skip to main content
SLU publication database (SLUpub)

Research article2010Peer reviewed

Heterogeneous "Organoclick" Derivatization of Polysaccharides: Photochemical Thiol-ene Click Modification of Solid Cellulose

Zhao, Gui-Ling; Hafrén, Jonas; Deiana, Luca; Cordova, Armando


A simple and direct method for derivatization of solid polysaccharides is presented. The novel methodology is based on the combination of organic acid-catalyzed esterification or etherification and photochemical thiol-ene click derivatization of a heterogeneous polysaccharide. The solid cellulose was "organoclick" modified with aryl, alkyl and polyester groups, respectively. The modification allows for a highly modular and metal free surface modification of solid polysaccharides.


catalysis; cellulose; functionalization of polymers; polysaccharides; synthesis

Published in

Macromolecular Rapid Communications
2010, Volume: 31, number: 8, pages: 740-744

      SLU Authors

    • Hafrén, Jonas

      • Department of Forest Products, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Forest Science

    Publication identifier


    Permanent link to this page (URI)