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Chemistry of Pectin and Its Pharmaceutical Uses : A Review

  title={Chemistry of Pectin and Its Pharmaceutical Uses : A Review},
  author={Pornsak Sriamornsak},
Pectin, a naturally occurring polysaccharide, has in recent years gained increasingly in importance. The benefits of natural pectin are also more and more appreciated by scientists and consumer due to its biodegradability. Pectin is the methylated ester of polygalacturonic acid. It is commercially extracted from citrus peels and apple pomace under mildly acidic conditions. Pectins are divided into two major groups on the basis of their degree of esterification. The association of pectin chains… Expand

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