P. C. Pinto

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The detailed chemical composition of the lipophilic extractives of cork and cork byproducts generated throughout industrial processing has been investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Triterpenes (cerine, friedeline, and betulinic acid) were the major components detected. Betulinic acid is the main triterpene (11.7 g/kg) identified in(More)
Acetylated neutral (Xyl(n)Ac(m)) and acidic xylo-oligosaccharides (Xyl(n)Ac(m)MeGlcA, and Xyl(n)Ac(m)MeGlcAHex) obtained by partial acid hydrolysis of Eucalyptus globulus wood glucuronoxylans and fractionated by preparative ligand exchange/size-exclusion chromatography were identified by electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Low molecular(More)
The lipophilic extractives of Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus grandis, Eucalyptus urograndis, Betula verrucosa and Acacia mangium woods and of the corresponding ECF bleached kraft pulps, were characterized by GC-MS. The five hardwoods showed significant differences in the content and composition of the main families of extractives, namely fatty acids, long(More)
Understanding the human cutaneous barrier function is one of the main goals in the study of skin physiology. The plastic occlusion stress test (POST) is a well-known, dynamic approach for studying the barrier, evoking an over-stimulation of the cutaneous water assessed by the trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) measurement. Rigorous data analysis is(More)
The structures of two oligomers of acidic xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) of the same molecular weight (634 Da), Xyl(2)MeGlcAHex and Xyl(2)GlcA(2) were differentiated by electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS). These oligomers were present in a mixture of XOS obtained by acid hydrolysis of heteroxylans extracted from Eucalyptus globulus wood(More)
During the past decade, intense experimental studies on the heavy-ion induced molecular desorption were performed in several particle accelerator laboratories worldwide in order to understand and overcome large dynamic pressure rises caused by lost beam ions. Different target materials and various coatings were studied for desorption and mitigation(More)
Non-evaporable getter (NEG) alloys after dissolution of their native oxide layer into the bulk are able to pump most of the gases present in ultra-high vacuum systems. The dissolution process, commonly called activation, is obtained by heating in vacuum. NEG materials can be sputter-deposited as a thin film on the inner wall of a vacuum chamber,(More)
The wood of Acacia mangium, a prominent fast-growing plantation species used in the pulp-and-paper industry and, so far, poorly investigated for its chemical structure, was submitted to a detailed characterization of its main macromolecular components. Lignin (28% wood weight) isolated by mild acidolysis and characterized by permanganate oxidation, 1H and(More)
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