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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433182/vitamin-d-fortified-chitosan-films-from-mushroom-waste
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Cristina Bilbao-Sainz, Bor-Sen Chiou, Tina Williams, Delilah Wood, Wen-Xian Du, Ivana Sedej, Zhaojun Ban, Victor Rodov, Elena Poverenov, Yakov Vinokur, Tara McHugh
Brown mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) stalk bases from mushroom waste were treated with UV-B light to rapidly increase vitamin D2 content. Chitin was also recovered from this waste and converted into chitosan by N-deacetylation. FTIR spectra showed that the mushroom chitosan were similar to chitosan from animal sources. Chitosan films were prepared using high molecular weight (HW), low molecular weight (LW) and fungal chitosan. UV-B treated mushroom particles were also incorporated into fungal chitosan films. The fungal chitosan films showed similar density, porosity and water vapor barrier properties to the LW and HW chitosan films...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433181/effects-of-scutellaria-barbata-polysaccharide-on-the-proliferation-apoptosis-and-emt-of-human-colon-cancer-ht29-cells
#2
Pengda Sun, Dong Sun, Xudong Wang
A water-soluble polysaccharide SPS2p was isolated from the whole grass of Scutellaria barbata and SPS2p contained 53.6% carbohydrates, 38.5% uronic acid and 8.2% proteins. The molecular weight of SPS2p showed only one molecular weight distribution (2.6×10(4)Da) and the monosaccharide composition of SPS2p showed the presence of arabinose, mannose, glucose and galactose at the ratio of 1.31:1.00:3.59:1.59. The results showed that SPS2p could improve the proliferation inhibition rate; SPS2p could also elevate apoptosis rate, apoptosis index and the levels of Bax and Bak, but lower levels of Bcl-2 and FN; SPS2p could up-regulate the expression of E-cadherin mRNA, and down-regulate the expressions of N-cadherin and vimentin mRNA, and the ratio of p-AKT/AKT in HT29 cells...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433180/novel-carboxymethyl-cellulose-polyvinyl-alcohol-blend-films-stabilized-by-pickering-emulsion-incorporation-method
#3
Hadi Fasihi, Mohammad Fazilati, Mahdi Hashemi, Nooshin Noshirvani
The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of increasing the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of biodegradable active films stabilized via Pickering emulsions. The blend films were prepared from carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), emulsified with oleic acid (OL) and incorporated with rosemary essential oil (REO). Formation of Pickering emulsion was confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy, mean droplet size and emulsion stability. Morphological, optical, physical, mechanical, thermal, antifungal and antioxidant properties of the films incorporated with different concentrations of REO (0...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433179/isolation-of-cellulose-nanocrystals-from-medium-density-fiberboards
#4
Jin Gu, Chuanshuang Hu, Rui Zhong, Dengyun Tu, Hong Yun, Weiwei Zhang, Shao-Yuan Leu
Cellulose fibers have been successfully isolated from medium density fiberboards (MDFs) by sodium chlorite oxidation-potassium hydroxide (NaClO2-KOH) leaching process, at 37.6% yield, comparable to the 39.3% and 37.3% cellulose fibers from eucalyptus and eucalyptus with 12% cured urea-formaldehyde (UF) resin, respectively. At the same sulfuric acid hydrolysis conditions (65% H2SO4, 60°C and 30min), MDF cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) were produced at 27.5% yield, similar to 27.4% of CNC yield from eucalyptus with UF resin, but less than 31...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433178/preparation-and-characterization-of-biodegradable-nanocomposites-derived-from-carboxymethyl-cellulose-and-hydroxyapatite
#5
K Azzaoui, E Mejdoubi, A Lamhamdi, S Jodeh, O Hamed, M Berrabah, S Jerdioui, R Salghi, N Akartasse, A Errich, Á Ríos, M Zougagh
Development of a cost-effective technology for extraction and quantification of carcinogenic and toxic organic materials which are widely used in the industry are critical to humans. Membrane technology received much attention and has already been widely used in this area. In this work, we offer a newly developed bio-based nanocomposite membrane for removal of bisphenol-A (BPA) from water. Three natural components hydroxyapatite (HAp), carboxymethyl cellulose and lysine as a diluent were used for making the bio-based membrane...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433177/kinetic-study-of-thermal-degradation-of-chitosan-as-a-function-of-deacetylation-degree
#6
M A Gámiz-González, D M Correia, S Lanceros-Mendez, V Sencadas, J L Gómez Ribelles, A Vidaurre
Thermal degradation of chitosan with varying deacetylation degree (DD) ranging between 50 and 85% was analyzed by dynamic thermogravimetric analysis at different heating rates. The present study focused on the temperature range between 500 and 800K, above water evaporation. Thermal degradation showed a main degradation stage in this temperature interval with a second stage that appeared in the weight derivative curves as a shoulder in the high temperature side of the main peak with increasing intensity as the DD decreased...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433176/novel-hydroxyethyl-chitosan-cellulose-scaffolds-with-bubble-like-porous-structure-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#7
Yaping Wang, Junmin Qian, Na Zhao, Ting Liu, Weijun Xu, Aili Suo
Hydrogels fabricated from natural polysaccharides may serve as ideal scaffolds for tissue engineering because of their similarity to the extracellular matrices. In this study, novel hydrogel scaffolds with bubble-like porous structure were prepared from hydroxyethyl chitosan (HECS) and cellulose (CEL) by a combination of chemical crosslinking, particle-leaching using silicon dioxide particles as porogen and freeze-drying method. The morphology, compression stress-strain curves, wettability, and swelling and rheological behaviors of the HECS/CEL scaffolds were characterized by SEM, mechanical test, contact angle measurement and rheometer...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433175/corrigendum-to-advances-in-preparation-analysis-and-biological-activities-of-single-chitooligosaccharides-carbohydr-polym-139-2016-178-190
#8
Kecheng Li, Ronge Xing, Song Liu, Pengcheng Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433174/corrigendum-to-production-of-a-low-molecular-weight-heparin-production-using-recombinant-glycuronidas-carbohydr-polym-134-2015-151-157
#9
Guowei Su, Linhong Li, Haichan Huang, Weihong Zhong, Ping Yu, Fuming Zhang, Robert J Linhardt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433173/dye-adsorption-and-photo-induced-recycling-of-hydroxypropyl-cellulose-molybdenum-disulfide-composite-hydrogels
#10
Pengpeng Chen, Xiaoyan Liu, Rundong Jin, Wangyan Nie, Yifeng Zhou
A novel environmental friendly dye adsorbent composited of hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) were fabricated, which can be recycled and reused by illumination due to the photo-catalytic properties of MoS2. In order to promote a more homogeneous dispersion of MoS2 nanosheets in HPC, MoS2 was functionalized with HPC chains through esterification. The successful functionalization of MoS2 was confirmed by FTIR, XRD, XPS characterizations. The morphologies of the HPC and HPC-MoS2/HPC hydrogels were compared by SEM...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433172/preparation-and-characterization-of-chitosan-derivatives-and-their-application-as-flame-retardants-in-thermoplastic-polyurethane
#11
Xiaodong Liu, Xiaoyu Gu, Jun Sun, Sheng Zhang
Our previous work has demonstrated that chitosan (CS) can be directly used as charring agents. In this paper, efforts were made to further improve the thermal stability and charring ability of CS by reacting with benzaldehyde, salicylaldehyde and hydroxybenzaldehyde respectively to obtain different CS derivatives. CS derivatives in association with ammonium polyphosphate (APP) was then introduced into thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to prepare flame retardant TPU composites. The sample containing 18.75% APP and 6...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433171/gellan-gum-based-physical-hydrogels-incorporating-highly-valuable-endogen-molecules-and-associating-bmp-2-as-bone-formation-platforms
#12
Rita López-Cebral, Ana Civantos, Viviana Ramos, Begoña Seijo, José Luis López-Lacomba, José Vicente Sanz-Casado, Alejandro Sanchez
Physical hydrogels have been designed for a double purpose: as growth factor delivery systems and as scaffolds to support cell colonization and formation of new bone. Specifically, the polysaccharide gellan gum and the ubiquitous endogenous molecules chondroitin, albumin and spermidine have been used as exclusive components of these hydrogels. The mild ionotropic gelation technique was used to preserve the bioactivity of the selected growth factor, rhBMP-2. In vitro tests demonstrated the effective delivery of rhBMP-2 in its bioactive form...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433170/structural-characterization-and-immuno-enhancing-activity-of-a-highly-branched-water-soluble-%C3%AE-glucan-from-the-spores-of-ganoderma-lucidum
#13
Yatao Wang, Yanfang Liu, Huazheng Yu, Shuai Zhou, Zhong Zhang, Di Wu, Mengqiu Yan, Qingjiu Tang, Jingsong Zhang
A water soluble β-glucan (GLSWA-I) with a weight average molecular weight ∼1.57×10(5)g/mol, isolated from the aqueous extract of the broken cellular wall Ganoderma lucidum spores, was purified by anion-exchange and gel-permeation chromatography. The immunological activity test in vivo showed that GLSWA-I could significantly promote dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) induced delayed-type ear swelling in mice. Based on the monosaccharides composition analysis, methylation analysis, IR, 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, the repeating unit of polysaccharide GLSWA-I was elucidated as follows...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433169/effectiveness-of-n-o-carboxymethyl-chitosan-on-destabilization-of-marine-diesel-diesel-and-marine-2t-oil-for-oil-spill-treatment
#14
Bhairavi Doshi, Eveliina Repo, Juha P Heiskanen, Juho Antti Sirviö, Mika Sillanpää
Oil spills are the significant sources of hydrocarbons entering in the receiving aquatic environment. An efficient method to remove hydrocarbons from water resources is adsorption. In this study, water soluble N,O-carboxymethyl chitosan (NO-CS) was synthesized by carboxymethylation of chitosan in a hydro-alcoholic medium at 50°C by chloroacetic acid. The polymer was characterized through degree of deacetylation, degree of substitution, FTIR and (1)H NMR. Effectiveness of NO-CS as an adsorbent was studied as a function of dosage, salinity and pH to destabilize the Marine diesel (Oil-1), Diesel (Oil-2) and Marine-2T oil (Oil-3) into small oil droplets of less than 100μm...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433168/evaluation-of-the-physical-properties-and-conservation-of-the-antioxidants-content-employing-inulin-and-maltodextrin-in-the-spray-drying-of-blueberry-juice
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S B Araujo-Díaz, C Leyva-Porras, P Aguirre-Bañuelos, C Álvarez-Salas, Z Saavedra-Leos
In this work, two carbohydrate polymers, inulin (I) and maltodextrin (MX), were compared as carrying agents in the spray drying of blueberry juice (BJ). The physicochemical properties and the conservation of the antioxidants content were characterized. Both systems, showed non-agglomerated particles and light-purple color appearance. Powders were subjected to the adsorption of water, and the glass transition temperature (Tg) decreased with the water activity. The evolution of the microstructure in the MX-BJ remained unchanged, while the I-BJ presented an abrupt change from amorphous to crystalline...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433167/ammonium-pillared-montmorillonite-cofe2o4-composite-caged-in-calcium-alginate-beads-for-the-removal-of-cs-from-wastewater
#16
Xian-Ming Zheng, Jun-Feng Dou, Meng Xia, Ai-Zhong Ding
Novel and magnetic adsorbent ammonium-pillared montmorillonite-CoFe2O4 composite caged in calcium alginate beads was prepared by using non-toxic raw materials. The morphology, magnetic properties, functional groups, and crystal structure of the compound were characterized by SEM, VSM, FT-IR and XRD. The adsorption behaviors were also investigated via adsorption experiments and response surface methodology was used to optimize the operation conditions. The beads showed high selectivity for Cs(+) in the presence of Na(+) and could be rapidly separated from the mixed solution under an external magnetic field...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433166/chitosan-graphene-oxide-films-and-co2-dried-porous-aerogel-microspheres-interfacial-interplay-and-stability
#17
Sana Frindy, Ana Primo, Hamid Ennajih, Abou El Kacem Qaiss, Rachid Bouhfid, Mohamed Lahcini, El Mokhtar Essassi, Hermenegildo Garcia, Abdelkrim El Kadib
The intimate interplay of chitosan (CS) and graphene oxide (GO) in aqueous acidic solution has been explored to design upon casting, nanostructured "brick-and-mortar" films (CS-GO-f) and by acidic-to-basic pH inversion, porous CO2-dried aerogel microspheres (CS-GO-m). Owing to the presence of oxygenated functional groups in GO, good-quality crack-free hybrid films were obtained. Mechanical properties were improved independently of the GO content and it was found that a 20wt% loading affords hybrid film characterized with a Young modulus three times superior to that reached with the same loading of layered clay...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433165/efficiency-of-xylanases-from-families-10-and-11-in-production-of-xylo-oligosaccharides-from-wheat-arabinoxylans
#18
Natalie K Morgan, Andrew Wallace, Michael R Bedford, Mingan Choct
This study investigated the effect of xylanases from families 10 and 11 on the production of small chain arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides (AXOS) (X2-X4) from wheat arabinoxylans, and identified the impact that pH, temperature and time exposed to xylanase have on this process. Xylanase from family 10 had greater hydrolytic efficiency and resulted in heightened AXOS production compared with xylanase from family 11 or family 10 and 11 combined. The pH of the environment had a significant effect on AXOS production (P<0...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433164/characterization-and-application-of-cellulose-acetate-synthesized-from-sugarcane-bagasse
#19
R G Candido, G G Godoy, Adilson R Gonçalves
The synthesis and application of cellulose acetate (CA) from sugarcane bagasse were investigated. Firstly, cellulose was extracted by a sequential treatment with H2SO4 (10% v/v), NaOH (5% w/v), EDTA (0.5% w/V), and H2O2 (5% v/v), and characterized by X-ray diffraction (DRX). After the acetylation of the extracted cellulose, CA was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and thermogravimetry analysis (TGA), and was applied in the membrane production...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433163/fabrication-of-schizophyllan-hydrogel-via-orthogonal-thiol-ene-photopolymerization
#20
Sora Lee, Hyunhyuk Tae, Chang Seok Ki
Schizophyllan (SPG) is a water soluble β-glucan, which is obtained from Schizophyllum commune. SPG has been widely explored with its unique properties such as triple helical structure, immune-modulation, and anti-tumoral activity. In this study, we tried to fabricate SPG hydrogel via thiol-ene photopolymerization. SPG-norbornene and SPG-thiol were synthesized from ultrasonicated SPG. Two types of SPG hydrogels (SPG and PEG/SPG hybrid) were formed via thiol-ene photo-click reaction. By controlling the SPG content and stoichiometric balance of norbornene and thiol groups, swelling ratio and shear elastic modulus of SPG hydrogel could be controlled in the range of 20-60 and 0...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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