7. Carbohydrates

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein3,4,5 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson4,5,6
  1. Gerald Dräger1,
  2. Andreas Krause1,
  3. Lena Möller1 and
  4. Severian Dumitriu2

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch7

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Dräger, G., Krause, A., Möller, L. and Dumitriu, S. (2011) Carbohydrates, in Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (eds A. Lendlein and A. Sisson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 4

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 5

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 6

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Institut für Organische Chemie, Schneiderberg 1B, 30167 Hannover, Germany

  2. 2

    University of Sherbrooke, Department of Chemical Engineering, 2400 Boulevard de l'Université, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

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Keywords:

  • polysaccharides;
  • alginate;
  • diabetic foot ulcers (DFC);
  • carrageenan;
  • microbial cellulose (MC);
  • chitosan;
  • dextran

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Alginate

  • Carrageenan

  • Cellulose and Its Derivatives

  • Microbial Cellulose

  • Chitin and Chitosan

  • Dextran

  • Gellan

  • Guar Gum

  • Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan)

  • Pullulan

  • Scleroglucan

  • Xanthan

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • In Memoriam

  • References