Chapter 11. Beyond Water: Waterlike Functions of Other Biological Compounds in a Waterless System

  1. Dr. David S. Reid President2,
  2. Dr. Tanaboon Sajjaanantakul3,
  3. Dr. Peter J. Lillford4 and
  4. Dr. Sanguansri Charoenrein5
  1. B. R. Bhandari

Published Online: 14 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958193.ch11

Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10

Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10

How to Cite

Bhandari, B. R. (2010) Beyond Water: Waterlike Functions of Other Biological Compounds in a Waterless System, in Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10 (eds D. S. Reid, T. Sajjaanantakul, P. J. Lillford and S. Charoenrein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958193.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, California, USA

  2. 3

    Kasetsart University, Thailand

  3. 4

    Centre for Formulation Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

  4. 5

    Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Author Information

  1. School of Land, Crop, and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813812731

Online ISBN: 9780470958193

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Keywords:

  • beyond water - waterlike functions of biological compounds;
  • concept describing stability of food systems - water-activity theory;
  • water - increasing molecular mobility;
  • low molecular weight food materials - protecting biological materials;
  • molecular mobility - physical/chemical change in biological materials;
  • motions of molecular entities - translational, rotational, and vibrational;
  • glass transition temperature - related to molecular mobility;
  • plasticization and dissolution - influencing overall glass transition temperature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Understanding Molecular Mobility

  • Water - Activity Theory on the Stability of Biological Materials

  • Waterlike Solvation Property of Polyols

  • Glass Transition, Molecular Mobility, and Sub-Tg Relaxation

  • Molecular Mobility and the Maillard Reaction

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References