Acemannan Gels and Aerogels
AbstractThe procedures to obtain two types of acemannan (AC) physical gels and their respective aerogels are reported. The gelation was induced by the diffusion of an alkali or a non-solvent, then supercritical CO2 drying technology was used to remove the solvent out and generate the AC aerogels. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopic analysis indicated that alkali diffusion produced extensive AC deacetylation. Conversely, the non-solvent treatment did not affect the chemical structure of AC. Both types of gels showed syneresis and the drying process induced further volume reduction. Both aerogels were mesoporous nanostructured materials with pore sizes up to 6.4 nm and specific surface areas over 370 m2/g. The AC physical gels and aerogels enable numerous possibilities of applications, joining the unique features of these materials with the functional and bioactive properties of the AC. View Full-Text
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Miramon-Ortíz, D.A.; Argüelles-Monal, W.; Carvajal-Millan, E.; López-Franco, Y.L.; Goycoolea, F.M.; Lizardi-Mendoza, J. Acemannan Gels and Aerogels. Polymers 2019, 11, 330.
Miramon-Ortíz DA, Argüelles-Monal W, Carvajal-Millan E, López-Franco YL, Goycoolea FM, Lizardi-Mendoza J. Acemannan Gels and Aerogels. Polymers. 2019; 11(2):330.Chicago/Turabian Style
Miramon-Ortíz, Daniel A.; Argüelles-Monal, Waldo; Carvajal-Millan, Elizabeth; López-Franco, Yolanda L.; Goycoolea, Francisco M.; Lizardi-Mendoza, Jaime. 2019. "Acemannan Gels and Aerogels." Polymers 11, no. 2: 330.
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