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Description of experiments // Details // Protocols // Log

  • Reading articles to get a sense of the type of pectin has been used;
  • Realized that a couple of ideas to be tested have been published already - in particular oxidation, RGD coupling, gelation; :-(


Currently the lab have two types of pectin:

  • Polygalacturonic acid (25 g / Sigma#P3889)
  • Pectin, from citrus peel (100 g / Sigma#P9135)
    • Justin reported some problems in getting these polymers to gel

Questions/Next Steps

  • the current goal is figuring out a suitable formulation to start to try different gelations and chemistries

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