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Polysaccharides

Structural Diversity and Functional Versatility, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by Severian Dumitriu

CRC Press

1,224 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.

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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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013040
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science