Xyloglucan in cellulose modification

Qi Zhou, Mark W. Rutland, Tuula T. Teeri, Harry Brumer*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Xyloglucans are the principal polysaccharides coating and crosslinking cellulose microfibrills in the majority of land plants. This review summarizes current knowledge of xyloglucan structures, solution properties, and the mechanism of interaction of xyloglucans with cellulose. This knowledge base forms the platform for new biomimetic methods of cellulose surface modification with applications within the fields of textile manufacture, papermaking, and materials science. Recent advances using the enzyme xyloglucan endo-transglycosylase (XET, EC 2.4.1.207) to introduce varied chemical functionality onto cellulose surfaces are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-641
Number of pages17
JournalCellulose
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • biocomposite
  • biomimetic
  • colloidal probe
  • surface modification
  • XTH
  • xyloglucan
  • xyloglucan endo-transglycosylase (XET)
  • PLANT-CELL-WALL
  • TAMARIND-SEED POLYSACCHARIDE
  • TRANSFER RADICAL POLYMERIZATION
  • TROPAEOLUM-MAJUS L
  • IN-VITRO BINDING
  • BACTERIAL CELLULOSE
  • SIDE-CHAINS
  • STRUCTURAL-ANALYSIS
  • ENDOXYLOGLUCAN TRANSFERASE
  • MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES

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