By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Proteins are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in University Park, Pennsylvania, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Cellulose is among the most important and abundant biopolymers in biosphere. It is the main structural component of a vast number of plants that carries vital functions for plant growth."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Pennsylvania State University, "Cellulose-based materials have been used in a variety of human activities ranging from papers and fabrics to engineering applications including production of biofuels. However, our understanding of the cellulose structure in its native form is quite limited because the current experimental methods often require separation or purification processes and provide only partial information of the cellulose structure. This paper aims at providing a brief background of the cellulose structure and reviewing the basic principles, capabilities and limitations of the cellulose characterization methods that are widely used by engineers dealing with biomass. The analytical techniques covered in this paper include x-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, and vibrational spectroscopy (infrared, Raman, and sum-frequency-generation)."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The scope of the paper is restricted to the application of these techniques to the structural analysis of cellulose."
For more information on this research see: Characterization of crystalline cellulose in biomass: Basic principles, applications, and limitations of XRD, NMR, IR, Raman, and SFG. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2013;30(12):2127-2141. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering can be contacted at: Korean Institute Chemical Engineers, F.5, 119, Anam-Ro, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-075, South Korea. (Springer - www.springer.com; Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering - www.springerlink.com/content/0256-1115/)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.H. Kim, Pennsylvania State University, Mat Res Inst, University Park, PA 16802, United States. Additional authors for this research include C.M. Lee and K. Kafle (see also Proteins).
Keywords for this news article include: Crystallins, Pennsylvania, Eye Proteins, United States, University Park, North and Central America
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