2nd Edition

Polysaccharides
Structural Diversity and Functional Versatility, Second Edition




ISBN 9780824754808
Published November 30, 2004 by CRC Press
1224 Pages

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Completely revised and expanded to reflect the latest advancements in the field, Polysaccharides: Structural Diversity and Functional Versatility, Second Edition outlines fundamental concepts in the structure, function, chemistry, and stability of polysaccharides and reveals new analytical techniques and applications currently impacting the cosmetic, medicinal, chemical, and biochemical industries. The authoritative book discusses polysaccharides utilized in medical applications such as polysaccharide-based hydrogels, polysialic acids, proteoglycans, glycolipids, and anticoagulant polysaccharides; renewable resources for the production of various industrial chemicals and engineering plastics polysaccharides; and more.

Table of Contents

Progress in Structural Characterization of Functional Polysaccharides
Supramolecular Structure of Polysaccharides
X-Ray Diffraxtion Study of Polysaccharides
Hydrogen Bonds in Cellulose Derivatives
Enzymatic Methods in Preparative Carbohydrate Chemistry
Computer Modeling of Polysaccharide-Polysaccharide Interactions
Bacterial Polysaccharides Related to Mammalian Structures
Bacterial Polysaccharides: Components
Exocellular Microbial Polysaccharides
Cellulose and Derivatives
Hemicelluloses: Structure and Properties
Characterization and Properties of Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan)
Agar, Agarose, and Alginic Acid
Curdlan and Succinoglycan
Pectin
Macromolecular Properties of Xanthan
Chitosan
Cyclodextrins
Structure and Biosynthesis of Glycoproteins
Heparin and Related Polysaccharides
Stereo Selective Syntheses Using Carbohydrates as Carriers of Chiral Information
Macromolecular Complexes of Polyionic Polysaccharides
Polysaccharides Blends for Biodegradable Material
Polysaccharides as Membrane Bioreactors and Biosensors
Polysaccharides in Medicinal Applications
Conversion of Cellulose Feedstocks into Useful Products
Hydrothermal Degradation and Fractionation of Polysaccharides
Polysaccharide Surfactants: Structure, Synthesis, and Surface-Active Properties
Structures and Properties of Membranes from Polysaccharides
Cellulose Derivatives as Liquid-Crystalline Phase
Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Hemicellulose and Cellulose
Enzymatic Treatments of Pulps
Acid Hydrolysis of Hemicellulose and Cellulose
Polysaccharides From Biomass via Thermomechanical Process
Cellulose Fibber: New Technologies

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"Completely revised and expanded to reflect the latest advancements in the field, this reference outlines fundamental concepts in the structure, function, chemistry, and stability of polysaccharides-revealing new analytical techniques and applications … . "
- Anticancer Research


"...constitutes one of the most complex studies dedicated to polysaccharides, provides, besides some basic knowledge...new information, obtained in the last decade....recommended."
Cellulose Chemistry and Technology