Diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY) experiments have been carried out on dilute aqueous solutions of uncharged saccharide systems and, in particular, on six well characterized pullulan fractions of different molecular weights. The values of diffusion coefficients and hydrodynamic radii determined for the pullulan fractions are in good agreement with the results obtained with other methodologies such as light scattering. Fitting the diffusion coefficients data as a function of the molecular weight allows for the determination of a calibration curve that can be applied to a wide range of mono-, oligo-, and polysaccharides. Therefore, DOSY is proposed as a versatile tool for achieving a simple estimation of the molecular weight of uncharged polysaccharides. Mixtures of homopolymers of different molecular weight can be nicely separated. An advantage of the method is that the same sample used for the NMR characterization can be used for the molecular weight determination without any further manipulation. Other water soluble polymers, such as poly(ethylene oxide) and poly(vinylpyrrolidone), can be roughly characterized using the same calibration curve.
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|Titolo:||Diffusion-Ordered NMR Spectroscopy: A Versatile Tool for the Molecular Weight Determination of Uncharged Polysaccharides|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|