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Preparation and Characterization of Pectin-based Polymers

posted on 19.07.2018, 08:20 by SIEW YIN CHAN
Pectin is a natural, renewable and sustainable biopolymer. However, the insolubility of pectin in organic solvents and inability to form stable hydrogels limit its applications. This thesis reported various chemical modifications of pectin in order to overcome the limitations of pectin. Through these chemical modifications, new functionalities were bestowed on hybrid pectin-based materials, enhancing their utilities in a wide array of applications.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Choo Wee Sim

Additional supervisor 1

David James Young

Additional supervisor 2

Loh Xian Jun

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Science