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Microwave-Assisted Oxidation of Starch Using Hydrogen Peroxide
Published: 01 November 2005 by MDPI in The 9th International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry session Symposium on Microwave Assisted Synthesis
Abstract: The oxidations of native starch by hydrogen peroxide using microwaves as an energy source is described. The reaction results in oxidation of some primary hydroxyl group into corresponding aldehyde or carboxylic group. The observed differences in the degree of oxidation (monitored by analysis of corbonyl and carboxyl group content) as well as the changes in molecular mass of biopolymer comparing to those found at conventional conditions were showed.
Keywords: microwaves; hydrogen peroxide; oxidation; starch; microwave