Filip Nylander

PhD Student; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry

Filip Nylander is a doctoral student in organic chemistry and the aim of his research is to find new uses and products from wood. Focus is on the synthesis of organic compounds, Lignin–carbohydrate complexes (LCC), that mimic lignin and hemicelluloses found in natural wood. These isolated structures are used to characterize and develop methods to chemically modify wood. In one project there is collaboration with Industrial biotechnology, where enzymes are studied to see how they can be used to break bonds between lignin and hemicelluloses. Expectations are to supplement petroleum based chemicals and materials with biomass alternatives in the future.
​Chemistry and biochemistry

Published: Tue 13 Sep 2011. Modified: Mon 21 Dec 2015