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Tiina Nypelö, Barbara Berke, Stefan Spirk, Juho Antti Sirviö, Review: Periodate oxidation of wood polysaccharides—Modulation of hierarchies, Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 252, 2021, 117105, ISSN 0144-8617,

Review : periodate oxidation of wood polysaccharides — modulation of hierarchies

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Author: Nypelö, Tiina1,2; Berke, Barbara3; Spirk, Stefan4;
Organizations: 1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
2Wallenberg Wood Science Center, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
3Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
4Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
5Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-01-18


Periodate oxidation of polysaccharides has transitioned from structural analysis into a modification method for engineered materials. This review summarizes the research on this topic. Fibers, fibrils, crystals, and molecules originating from forests that have been subjected to periodate oxidation can be crosslinked with other entities via the generated aldehyde functionality, that can also be oxidized or reduced to carboxyl or alcohol functionality or used as a starting point for further modification. Periodate-oxidized materials can be subjected to thermal transitions that differ from the native cellulose. Oxidation of polysaccharides originating from forests often features oxidation of structures rather than liberated molecules. This leads to changes in macro, micro, and supramolecular assemblies and consequently to alterations in physical properties. This review focuses on these aspects of the modulation of structural hierarchies due to periodate oxidation.

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Series: Carbohydrate polymers
ISSN: 0144-8617
ISSN-E: 1879-1344
ISSN-L: 0144-8617
Volume: 252
Article number: 117105
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.117105
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 215 Chemical engineering
Copyright information: © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (