The effect of neutral sugar distribution on the dilute solution conformation of sugar beet pectin

Gordon A. Morris, Marie Christine Ralet

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A partially degraded sugar beet pectin (C) was found to be heterogeneous in composition with neutral sugar-rich fractions of both high and low hydrodynamic radii. A neutral sugar-poor fraction was found at intermediate hydrodynamic radii. In this paper we demonstrate using both conformation zoning and the global analysis method that fractions of sugar beet pectin rich in neutral sugar side chains (RG-I regions) are less flexible than those rich in galacturonic acid (HG regions).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1488-1491
Number of pages4
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Issue number4
Early online date18 Feb 2012
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2012


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