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Amphiphilic Spruce Galactoglucomannan Derivatives Based on Naturally-Occurring Fatty Acids
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2013 (English)In: BioResources, ISSN 1930-2126, Vol. 8, no 3, 3771-3790 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A class of nonionic polysaccharides-based surfactants were synthesised from O-acetyl galactoglucomannan (GGM), water-soluble hemicelluloses from spruce, using naturally-occurring saturated fatty acids, CH3(CH2)(n)COOH (n = 7, 12, and 16). Hemicelluloses can be recovered from waste-streams of papermaking and agricultural processes or isolated by hot water extraction of plant tissues integrated into a biorefinery process. Fatty acids can be recovered as byproducts of the agricultural and food industries. Different synthesis routes were applied to yield amphiphilic derivatives with either a grafted or block structure. Fatty acids activated with 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) were grafted to the backbone of GGM molecules on their hydroxyl groups. Alternatively, synthesised amino-activated fatty acids using ethylenediamine were reacted with the reducing end of GGM. By adjusting the reagent ratios, GGM-based surfactants with different hydrophilic to hydrophobic ratios were prepared. Their surface activity was assessed by measuring the surface tension in water. This study presents an approach to design carbohydrate-based surfactants using naturally-occurring fatty acids that may find potential applications in such areas as food, cosmetic, and paint formulations.

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2013. Vol. 8, no 3, 3771-3790 p.
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Amphiphilic, Fatty acid, Hemicelluloses, Galactoglucomannan, Reductive amination, Surfactant, Surface tension
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Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129643ISI: 000323370400049ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878644364OAI: diva2:653135

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Available from: 2013-10-03 Created: 2013-10-03 Last updated: 2013-10-03Bibliographically approved

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