This working group is dedicated to the search of cutting edge technologies for the production of processable oligosaccharides either through controlled depolymerization of natural polysaccharides or controlled polymerization of mono- and disaccharides. WG2 aims at providing a library of oligosaccharides with defined physicochemical properties. Their concomitant or subsequent chemical functionalization is also investigated.

WG2 is divided into three topics:

  • Selective depolymerization of (poly)oligosaccharides
  • Selective oligomerization of saccharides
  • Chemical functionalization of (oligo)saccharides