Molecular α-relaxation process of exopolysaccharides extracted from Nostoc commune cyanobacteria

Karen N. Gonzales, Omar P. Troncoso, Fernando G. Torres, Daniel López

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Broadband dielectric spectroscopy was used to investigate the molecular α-relaxation of the exopolysaccharides (EPS) extracted from Nostoc commune cyanobacteria. The EPS were modified in different ways. EPS were carboxymethylated to obtain carboxymethyl-exopolysaccharides (CEPS). EPS and CEPS were doped with ammonium iodide and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride. An α relaxation process was observed for all specimens. The temperature dependence of the relaxation times for pure and doped, EPS and CEPS polymers exhibited non-Arrhenius behavior. This relaxation process was associated with the glass transition of the complex heteropolysaccharides produced by the cyanobacteria. The molecular mobility at the glass transition, Tg, was affected by both the carboxymethylation treatment and the doping. The fragility index also decreased for the doped specimens, which may be attributed to an increase in the mobility of the polymer chains due to the plasticizing effect of the doping agents.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1516-1525
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónInternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Volumen161
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 15 oct. 2020

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