Institute of Ecological Problems of the North, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Laboratory of Plant Biopolymers’ Chemistry
Short description of the organization/department/research team:
Research areas at the Institute of Ecological Problems of the North UB RAS are:
Integral assessment of environmental problems of the Northwest of Russia and neighboring Arctic water basins
Scientific basis for the development and rational use of mineral resources and biologically renewable natural resources
Deep structure, geodynamics, seismicity and mineralogy of the Earth’s Northern territories
Scientific Direction of the Laboratory of plant biopolymers’ chemistry:
Studies on the regularities of biochemical formation of the basic properties and structure of plant biopolymers of wood and non-wood origin. Their transformation under the natural climate conditions of the European North of Russia and man-caused processes is studied.
Main research areas of the Laboratory of plant biopolymers’ chemistry:
Biogeochemical aspects of the formation of basic properties and structure of the biopolymers of lignin-carbohydrate wood matrix;
Studies on the physical-chemical properties of the nanosized systems of the peat’s components;
Studies on the physical and chemical properties of the nanocomplexes on the basis of modified biopolymers.