Introduction to polysaccharide characterization and their physicochemical properties, Dra. Marguerite Rinaudo

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  1. Introduction to natural polymers and biopolymers
  2. Main characteristics of biopolymers
  3. Solubility and purification. Method of purification. Role of H-bond network & aggregation
  4. Water soluble polysaccharides and polyelectrolyte properties.
  5. Chemical structure of polysaccharides (chemical analysis, NMR…). Introduction to semi-rigid polymers and persistence length. Determination of MW and Lp from SEC and LS.
  6. Solution and conformation of polysaccharides. Viscometry and dynamic rheometry. Intrinsic viscosity. Influence of MW, concentration, shear rate and ionic concentration.
  7. Physical Gels based on cooperative interactions
    7.1 Structure of junction zones
    7.2 Mechanisms of gelation with one and two polysaccharides.
  8. Processing and applications of few polysaccharides: hyaluronan, chitosan, alginate.



Bibliografía sugerida

P74.16 Rinaudo, M. (1974). Comparison between experimental results obtained with hydroxylated polyacids and some theoretical models. In Polyelectrolytes (pp. 157-193). Springer Netherlands.

P79.34 Nierlich, M., Williams, C. E., Boue, F., Cotton, J. P., Daoud, M., Famoux, B., … & Rinaudo, M. (1979). Small angle neutron scattering by semi-dilute solutions of polyelectrolyte. Journal de Physique, 40(7), 701-704.

P85.26 Thibault, J. F., & Rinaudo, M. (1985). Gelation of pectinic acids in the presence of calcium counterions. Polymer International, 17(2), 181-184.

P90.30 Gravanis, G., Milas, M., Rinaudo, M., & Clarke-Sturman, A. J. (1990). Conformational transition and polyelectrolyte behaviour of a succinoglycan polysaccharide. International journal of biological macromolecules, 12(3), 195-200.

P90.31 Gravanis, G., Milas, M., Rinaudo, M., & Clarke-Sturman, A. J. (1990). Rheological behaviour of a succinoglycan polysaccharide in dilute and semi-dilute solutions. International journal of biological macromolecules, 12(3), 201-206.

P94.18 Morfin, I., Reed, W. F., Rinaudo, M., & Borsali, R. (1994). Further evidence of liquid-like correlations in polyelectrolyte solutions. Journal de Physique II, 4(6), 1001-1019.

P95.39 Borsali, R., Rinaudo, M., & Noirez, L. (1995). Light scattering and small-angle neutron scattering from polyelectrolyte solutions: the succinoglycan. Macromolecules, 28(4), 1085-1088.

P00.81 Mazeau, K., Pérez, S., & Rinaudo, M. (2000). Predicted influence of N-acetyl group content on the conformational extension of chitin and chitosan chains. Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry, 19(9), 1269-1284.

P00.52 Balnois, E., Stoll, S., Wilkinson, K. J., Buffle, J., Rinaudo, M., & Milas, M. (2000). Conformations of succinoglycan as observed by atomic force microscopy. Macromolecules, 33(20), 7440-7447.

P04.72 Rinaudo, M., Auzely, R. & Mazeau, K. (2004). Polysaccharides in Encyclopedia of polymer science and technology, 3rd Edition. Mark, H. F. Ed. ISBN: 978-0-471-27507-7, Vol. 11, 200-261, Wiley.

P04.76 Rinaudo, M. (2004). Advances in characterisation of polysaccharides in aqueous solution and gel state in Polysaccharides: Structural Diversity and Functional Versatility, 2nd Ed. , Dumitriu, S. Ed. ISBN: 9780824754808, 237-252, CRC Press.

P06.46 Rinaudo, M. (2006). Chitin and chitosan: properties and applications. Progress in polymer science, 31(7), 603-632.

P06.22 Venter, J. P., Kotze, A. F., Auzely-Velty, R., & Rinaudo, M. (2006). Synthesis and evaluation of the mucoadhesivity of a CD-chitosan derivative. International journal of pharmaceutics, 313(1), 36-42.

P06.07 Rinaudo, M. (2006). Polysaccharides in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, ISBN: 9780471238966, Vol. 20, 549-586, Wiley

P07.42 Rinaudo, M. (2007). 2.21 – Seaweed Polysaccharides in Comprehensive Glycoscience, ISBN: 978-0-444-51967-2, Vol. 2, 691–735, Wiley

P09.26 Bouvree, A., Feller, J. F., Castro, M., Grohens, Y., & Rinaudo, M. (2009). Conductive Polymer nano-bioComposites (CPC): Chitosan-carbon nanoparticle a good candidate to design polar vapour sensors. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 138(1), 138-147.

P09. 38 Rinaudo, M., & Moroni, A. (2009). Rheological behavior of binary and ternary mixtures of polysaccharides in aqueous medium. Food Hydrocolloids, 23(7), 1720-1728.

P12.27 Rinaudo, M. (2012). Physical properties of chitosan and derivatives in sol and gel states in Chitosan-based systems for biopharmaceuticals: delivery, targeting and polymer therapeutics, Sarmento B.& das Neves, J. Ed., 23-43.

P15-MR3 Younes, I., & Rinaudo, M. (2015). Chitin and chitosan preparation from marine sources. Structure, properties and applications. Marine drugs, 13(3), 1133-1174.

P17-MR01 Rinaudo, M. (2017). Physicochemical behaviour of semi-rigid biopolymers in aqueous medium. Food Hydrocolloids, 68, 122-127.


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