Structural Studies on ι-Carrageenan Derived Oligosaccharides and Its Application


Mild hydrochloric acid hydrolysis of i-carrageenan from Eucheuma spinosum yielded two oligosaccharides of sulfated tetrasaccharide structure. These were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (ESIMS). Both oligosaccharides have structure of b-D-galactopyranose(Galp)4S-(14)-α-D-AnGalp2S-(13)-b-D-galactopyranose Galp)4S-(14)-α-D-AnGalp2S-(13). Application of the resulting oligosaccharides on protein delivery system in terms of encapsulation efficiency was performed.

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Briones, A. and Sato, T. (2014) Structural Studies on ι-Carrageenan Derived Oligosaccharides and Its Application. Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, 4, 17-22. doi: 10.4236/aces.2014.41003.

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