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- Van Loey, Ann M., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Carbohydrate polymers 2018 v.195 pp. 542-550
- Porphyridium cruentum; aqueous solutions; cell walls; commercialization; galactose; gels; glucose; glucuronic acid; hydrocolloids; microalgae; molecular weight; polymers; polysaccharides; sulfates; thickeners; viscosity; water solubility; xylose
- ... Cell wall related polysaccharides of the red microalga Porphyridium sp. were shown to be a promising source of new sustainable thickening agents. Isolated extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) consisted of high molecular weight polymers, showing a higher intrinsic viscosity compared to several commercially used hydrocolloids. Aqueous solutions of EPS (2% w/w) were characterized by substantial viscos ...