Polysaccharides: Structural Diversity and Functional Versatility, Second EditionAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: November 2004
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.