Molecular modeling of substituted polysaccharides

R. Chandrasekaran, A. Radha, A. Giacometti

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Abstract

X-ray diffraction patterns of gellan, high acyl native gellan and branched polymer welan correspond to polycrystalline and well oriented specimens. Their molecular structures are strikingly similar, but their packing arrangements are not. The benzyl ester of gellan diffracts like gellan implying that a gellan-like double helix can sustain this substitution. Likewise, the benzyl ester of hyaluronan can adopt any of the reported single- and double-helical forms of hyaluronan itself. Carboxymethylhydroxypropyl guaran (CMHPG) diffracts similarly to guaran. The hydroxypropyl and carboxymethyl groups can cause favorable association of a pair of CMHPG chains which can further be stabilized by divalent cations, one for two carboxymethyl groups belonging to different chains. X-ray data combined with modeling calculations have revealed the details of the molecular architectures in each case to varying extents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-59
Number of pages11
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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guar gum
Molecular modeling
Polysaccharides
Esters
Diffraction patterns
Molecular structure
Substitution reactions
welan
Positive ions
Association reactions
X ray diffraction
X rays
Polymers
Divalent Cations
Hyaluronic Acid
gellan gum

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  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Molecular modeling of substituted polysaccharides. / Chandrasekaran, R.; Radha, A.; Giacometti, A.

In: Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1995, p. 49-59.

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Chandrasekaran, R. ; Radha, A. ; Giacometti, A. / Molecular modeling of substituted polysaccharides. In: Carbohydrate Polymers. 1995 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 49-59.
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