Pagora rubrique Formation 2022

Basic chemistry of vegetal biomass - 3FMT1012

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 16.5
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 4.5
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works -
    • Written tests 1.5


    ECTS 33.0


To apply the main mechanisms of organic chemistry to the chemistry of the major constituents of plant biomass (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin)
To act for sustainability and to make innovation

Learning outcomes :

  • To know the chemical and physical structure of the lignocellulosic biomass components
  • To explain lignocellulosic component reactions in conventionnal industrial transformation processes and in aggressives media
  • To identify the valorisation routes of lignocellulosic components


Nathalie MARLIN


Atomic and molecular orbitals, interaction of electromagnetic radiations with molecules, colour of organic compounds. Colour removal of organic materials
Structure of glucose and cellulose, cellulose chains organization, microfibrils, fibres.
Structure and reactivity of main hemicelluloses (glucomannans, xylans)
Behaviour of cellulose and hemicelluloses in an aggressive environment: acid and alkaline medium, heat and light exposure.
Structure and reactivity of lignin


Basic knowledge of organic chemistry (skill L2)

Accessibility for people with disabilities : please contact us for further information


Conventional teaching conditions :
writen exam (1h30). Mobile Phones are forbidden, a written A4 page R/V is authorised
the lecture is recoverable in the 2nd round

degraded tecahing conditions :
individual remote written exam, with documents, to be done during a period of 1h30. The written exam (pdf) will be deposited on Chamilo by the student in a folder and during a period given by the teacher

note du cours = note du DS


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Pagora Engineer - Apprentice - Semester 5
  • Curriculum - Pagora Engineer - Student - Semester 5
  • Curriculum - Master Bio2 - Semester 5
see the course schedule for 2022-2023

Additional Information

Course ID : 3FMT1012
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.

Environmental security

Dans les laboratoires de chimie, le port de la blouse (non fournie) et des lunettes de sécurité (fournies) est obligatoire. Les boissons et la nourriture sont interdites.

Les effluents sont récupérés dans une centrale de récupération pour élimination.
( ) Nathalie Marlin


Livres d'enseignement de la chimie organique à l'usage des étudiants en licence (niveau L).
Les séances de TP utilisent aussi des normes papetières.

L level book in organic chemistry
Practical lab work is partly described in ISO standards