Ultrasound-Assisted Synthesis of Sucrose and Fructooligosaccharides Esters as Bio-Plasticizers
The antimicrobial activity of the synthesized sucrose and FOS esters was evaluated; the results allowed us to conclude that the 10-undecynoyl esters of sucrose and fructooligosaccharides could be successfully applied as potential antimicrobial agents, as well. The sucrose palmitate plasticizing effect was evaluated by determining the glass transition temperatures of thin polyvinyl chloride films on the basis of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and changes of mechanical properties. The results showed a decrease of the glass transition temperature with the increase of the ester content, which confirmed the plasticizing effect of the obtained esters.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 13 February 2016
This article was made available online on 14 January 2016 as a Fast Track article with title: "Ultrasound-Assisted Synthesis of Sucrose and Fructooligosaccharides Esters as Bio-Plasticizers".