Chemical Characterization of Polysaccharides

  • Axel Rußler
  • Anna Bogolitsyna
  • Gerhard Zuckerstätter
  • Antje Potthast
  • Thomas Rosenau


The chemical characterization of polysaccharides is an absolute request for a multitude of scientific and industrial applications that go beyond the simple use of polysaccharides where the physical characterization and the knowledge of usage-dependent behavior by specific tests are sufficient. Successful process optimization and development are today only possible by knowing and controlling the details of the molecular basis. Hence, chemical analysis of polysaccharides covers a broad range of chemical problems and structural hierarchies within the molecules. This leads to a diversity of methods necessary for a complete chemical characterization of a polysaccharide sample. This chapter reviews the main methods that can be used for performing a detailed chemical characterization of polysaccharides.


Capillary Electrophoresis Cellulosic Material Linkage Pattern Anomeric Configuration Alien Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Axel Rußler
    • 2
  • Anna Bogolitsyna
    • 2
  • Gerhard Zuckerstätter
    • 3
  • Antje Potthast
    • 2
  • Thomas Rosenau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Wood, Pulp and Fiber ChemistryUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Wood, Pulp and Fiber ChemistryUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  3. 3.Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbHLinzAustria

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