The Chemistry and Technology of Pectin

Other | December 2, 2012

byReginald H. Walter, Reginald H. Walter, Steve Taylor

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A fundamental understanding of polymers has evolved in recent years concurrent with advances in analytical instrumentation. The theories and methodologies developed for the galacturonan biopolymers (collectively called pectins) have seldom been discoursed comprehensively in the context of the new knowledge. This text explains the scientific and technical basis of many of the practices followed in processing and preparing foods fabricated with or containing pectin. The material is presented in a very readable fashion for those with limited technical training.
  • Structural analysis
  • Commercial extractions methods
  • Pectin formulations and tropical fruit analysis
  • Molecular mechanisms of gelatin
  • Enzymology
  • Polymer comformation techniques
  • Analytical methods of polymer analysis

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A fundamental understanding of polymers has evolved in recent years concurrent with advances in analytical instrumentation. The theories and methodologies developed for the galacturonan biopolymers (collectively called pectins) have seldom been discoursed comprehensively in the context of the new knowledge. This text explains the scien...

Format:OtherDimensions:448 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 2, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080926444

ISBN - 13:9780080926445

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Table of Contents

Function of Pectin in Plant Tissue Structure and Firmness
Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
Other Pectin Food Products
Tropical Fruit Products
The Chemistry of High-Methoxyl Pectins
The Chemistry of Low-Methoxyl Pectin Gelation
Gelation of Sugar Beet Pectin by Oxidative Coupling. Pectinesterase
The Polygalacturonases and Lyases
Analytical and Graphical Methods for Pectin
Rheology of Pectin Dispersions and Gels
Nonfood Uses of Pectin