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Atanu Biswas

Research Chemist


Phone: (309) 681-6406
Fax: (309) 681-6691
Room 3218
1815 N University St.
Peoria IL 61604

Research Interests

Our research deals with green chemistry, polysaccharides, and vegetable oils. A recent focus has been the chemical and enzymatic, microwave assisted modifications of renewable resources to produce value-added products. We were the first to discover the utilize ionic liquid as solvents for of starch and zein modification. Soon we will begin our work on polymers for food packaging with scientists from Embrapa, Brazil.