Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Donal F. Day
Acetylation of bacterial alginate by Pseudomonas syringae subsp. phaseolicola ATCC 19304 was independent of alginate biosynthesis. This allowed the development of a process for acetylating seaweed alginate using immobilized P. syringae ATCC 19304 cells. About 50% of the mannuronic acid residues of seaweed alginate were acetylated by carbon immobilized P. syringae cells in a fluidized bed, up-flow reactor system fed continuously with seaweed alginate and gluconic acid. O-Acetylation by this process was found to be specific for the C-2 and/or C-3 position(s) of mannuronate residues. Acetylated seaweed alginate showed altered properties including increased viscosity and changed affinities for some cations.
Lee, Jin Woo, "Acetylation of Seaweed Alginate by Pseudomonas Syringae." (1993). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 5652.