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plasma 2018, 1(1), 144-149;

Polymerization of D-Ribose in Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma

Department of Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Laboratory of Printing & Packaging Material and Technology, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing 102600, China
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Received: 11 July 2018 / Revised: 20 July 2018 / Accepted: 23 July 2018 / Published: 26 July 2018
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Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma has been found to uniquely polymerize ribose that is not usually subject to polymerization since molecules that tend to polymerize almost always possess at least a π-bond. The polymer was analyzed via nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI TOF) mass spectroscopy and Fourier-Transform inferred spectroscopy (FTIR), and it was found that dehydration occurs during polymerization. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymerization; plasma; sugar; ribose polymerization; plasma; sugar; ribose

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Li, Y.; Atif, R.; Chen, K.; Cheng, J.; Chen, Q.; Qiao, Z.; Fridman, G.; Fridman, A.; Ji, H.-F. Polymerization of D-Ribose in Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma. plasma 2018, 1, 144-149.

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