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Polysaccharide Chemistry
The group works on research and development in the field of polysaccharides. New methods for dissolving and reshaping polysaccharides are being developed and options for structural design using chemical functionalization are being investigated. The products obtained are characterized on all structural levels.
Institute for Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry
Institute for Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry, Room 208
Humboldtstraße 10
07743 Jena
Office hours:
on appointment
Prof. Dr. Heinze is ranked #137 of the leading chemists in Germany (https://research.com/scientists-rankings/chemistry/de).
Prof. Dr. Thomas Heinze
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
The review article "Nanoparticles Based on Hydrophobic Polysaccharide Derivatives-Formation Principles, Characterization Techniques, and Biomedical Applications" by Martin Gericke, Peter Schulze, and Thomas Heinze is among the most read articles in the journal Macromolecular Bioscience in the month of March 2022 and furthermore among the "top cited" articles in the period 2020-2021. Macromolecular Bioscience 20 (2020) 1900415, DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201900415
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Image: Thomas Heinze
Honour on the occasion of an outstanding dissertation
Lars Gabriel
Image: Lars Gabriel