Catherine Ladavière

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Biocompatible and biodegradable assemblies consisting of spherical particles coated with lipid layers were prepared from sub-micrometer poly(lactic acid) particles and lipid mixtures composed of 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane. These original colloidal assemblies, named LipoParticles, are of a(More)
The existence of two mechanisms involved in the ultrasonically induced depolymerization of chitosan is evidenced. The first leads to a rapid scission of polymer chains and a lowering of the polydispersity, and the second is responsible for obtaining short polymer chains and oligomers with a polydispersity increase. A systematic experimental study allowed us(More)
In recent years, original hybrid assemblies composed of a particle core surrounded by a lipid shell emerged as promising entities for various biotechnological applications. Their broadened bio-potentialities, ranging from model membrane systems or biomolecule screening supports, to substance delivery reservoirs or therapeutic vectors, are furthered by their(More)
A model study was investigated to develop colloidal supramolecular assemblies consisting of particles coated with lipid layers. The interactions between monodisperse sulfate-charged poly(styrene) submicrometer particles and zwitterionic/cationic lipid vesicles composed of 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-3-trimethylammonium(More)
Two citric acid crosslinked γ-cyclodextrin oligomers (pγ-CyD) with a MW of 21-33 kDa and 10-15 γ-CyD units per molecule were prepared by following green chemistry methods and were fully characterized. The non-covalent association of doxorubicin (DOX) with these macromolecules was investigated in neutral aqueous medium by means of circular dichroism (CD),(More)
The preparation of a homogeneous series of chitin/chitosan oligomers (chito-oligomers) with the same distribution of degrees of polymerization (DP) ranging from 2 to 12, but with various average degrees of N-acetylation (DA) from 0 to 90% is described. This DA-series was obtained according to a two-step chemical process involving (i) the production of a(More)
The nano-organized LipoParticle assemblies, consisting of polymer particles coated with lipid layers, are investigated with the aim of evidencing the impact of the particle chemical nature on their physicochemical behavior. To this end, these colloidal systems are elaborated from anionic submicrometer poly(styrene) (P(St)) or poly(lactic acid) (PLA)(More)
The adsorption of lipids onto spherical polymer colloids led to original assemblies presenting structural characteristics adjustable with the lipid formulation. The model system selected for this work involved sulfate-charged poly(styrene) submicrometer particles and zwitterionic/cationic lipid mixtures composed of(More)
Dual systems combining Zn(C6F5)2 with an organic base (an amine or a phosphine) promote the controlled ring-opening polymerization of lactide and ε-caprolactone. The Lewis pairs cooperate to activate the monomers, affording well-defined high molecular weight cyclic polyesters. Efficient chain-extension gives access to cyclic block copolymers.
Nowadays, the easy access of tetra-N-acetyl-chitopentaose and its counterparts is highly interesting since such chemical compounds are precursors of biological signal molecules with a strong agro-economic impact. The chemical synthesis of tetra-N-acetyl-chitopentaose by controlled N-acetylation of the glucosamine pentamer hydrochloride under mild conditions(More)