VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY (FTIR-ATR AND FT-RAMAN) - A Rapid and Useful Tool for Phycocolloid Analysis

Leonel Pereira, Ana M. Amado, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, Fred van de Velde

Abstract

The wide industrial application of phycocolloids (e.g. alginates, agar and carrageenans) is based on their particular properties to form gels in aqueous solution. Recently, new spectroscopic techniques have provided more accurate identification of the natural composition of the polysaccharides produced by these seaweeds. With the combination of two spectroscopic techniques (FTIR-ATR and FT-Raman) it is possible to identify the principal seaweed colloids in ground seaweed samples as in extracted material. Since the seaweed samples receive the minimum of handling and treatment (e.g. they are simply dried and ground), the composition determined represents, as accurately as possible, the native composition of the phycocolloids.

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Pereira L., M. Amado A., J. A. Ribeiro-Claro P. and van de Velde F. (2009). VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY (FTIR-ATR AND FT-RAMAN) - A Rapid and Useful Tool for Phycocolloid Analysis . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111- 64-7, pages 131-136. DOI: 10.5220/0001121301310136


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@conference{biodevices09,
author={Leonel Pereira and Ana M. Amado and Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro and Fred van de Velde},
title={VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY (FTIR-ATR AND FT-RAMAN) - A Rapid and Useful Tool for Phycocolloid Analysis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={131-136},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001121301310136},
isbn={978-989-8111- 64-7},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY (FTIR-ATR AND FT-RAMAN) - A Rapid and Useful Tool for Phycocolloid Analysis
SN - 978-989-8111- 64-7
AU - Pereira L.
AU - M. Amado A.
AU - J. A. Ribeiro-Claro P.
AU - van de Velde F.
PY - 2009
SP - 131
EP - 136
DO - 10.5220/0001121301310136