Polysaccharides: Structural Diversity and Functional Versatility, Second Edition

Severian Dumitriu 
CRC Press  2004  

Hardback  1224  ISBN 9780824754808      £210.00
  • Discusses renewable resources for the production of various industrial chemicals and engineering plastics polysaccharides
  • Covers new developments in cellulose technology
  • Offers methods to optimize and control polysaccharide properties and produce new materials with improved performance
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.


  • 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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