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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.4 P.273-279


Study on swelling model and thermodynamic structure of native konjac glucomannan

Author(s):  Long LI, Hui RUAN, Liu-liu MA, Wei WANG, Ping ZHOU, Guo-qing HE

Affiliation(s):  Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Biosystem Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   gqhe@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Swelling model, Thermodynamic structure, Konjac glucomannan (KGM), Higher structure

Long LI, Hui RUAN, Liu-liu MA, Wei WANG, Ping ZHOU, Guo-qing HE. Study on swelling model and thermodynamic structure of native konjac glucomannan[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(4): 273-279.

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We investigated the higher structure of konjac glucomannan (KGM) in the amorphous state and solution using a laser particle size analyzer and a water activity meter. The results show that the thermodynamic structures of native KGM were primarily composed of the lamella structure units, which involve both granular crystalline and amorphous regions, and that the connection zones of such units contained both loose and tight aggregation regions. The value of surface tension (σ) of native KGM, resting with the density of its hydroxyl groups’ self-association, was an important parameter to analyze the higher structures of native KGM in the thermodynamic swelling model of native KGM.

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