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New Supramolecular Research Study Results Reported from Kagoshima University (Chemoenzymatic synthesis of functional amylosic materials)

September 2, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Supramolecular Research. According to news reporting originating in Kagoshima, Japan, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "In this article, a review of the chemoenzymatic synthesis of functional amylosic materials by means of a-glucan phosphorylase-catalyzed enzymatic polymerization is presented. The first topic of this review deals with the synthesis of amylose-grafted heteropolysaccharides composed of abundant polysaccharide main chains, such as chitin/chitosan, cellulose, alginate, xanthan gum, and carboxymethyl cellulose."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Kagoshima University, "The synthesis was achieved by combining the a-glucan phosphorylase-catalyzed enzymatic polymerization forming amylose with the appropriate chemical reaction (chemoenzymatic method). The second topic is the construction of amylosic supramolecular materials such as hydrogels and films by means of the vine-twining polymerization approach, which is a method for the formation of amylose-polymer inclusion complexes in the a-glucan phosphorylase-catalyzed polymerization field. In these studies, the designed graft copolymeric guest compounds were first synthesized."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Then, the alpha-glucan phosphorylase-catalyzed enzymatic polymerization was carried out in the presence of the graft copolymers to produce the amylosic supramolecular materials through the formation of inclusion complexes."

For more information on this research see: Chemoenzymatic synthesis of functional amylosic materials. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2014;86(5):701-709. Pure and Applied Chemistry can be contacted at: Walter De Gruyter Gmbh, Genthiner Strasse 13, D-10785 Berlin, Germany (see also Supramolecular Research).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Kadokawa, Kagoshima University, Grad Sch Sci & Engn, Kagoshima 8900065, Japan.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Kagoshima, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Supramolecular Research

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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