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Research Article

Gravity Flow Dynamic Method for Pectin Extraction from Sunflower Head using Sodium Chloride

Muhidinov ZK1, Khalikov DK1, Fishman ML2 and Liu LinShu2*

1V.I. Nikitin Chemistry Institute of the Tajikistan Academy of Sciences, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

2Department of Agriculture, Eastern Regional Research Center, ARS, 600 E Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA

Corresponding Author:
Liu LinShu
Department of Agriculture, Eastern Regional Research Center
ARS, US, 600 E Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
Tel: 12152336486
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 04, 2017; Accepted Date: January 24, 2017; Published Date: January 31, 2017

Citation: Muhidinov ZK, Khalikov DK, Fishman ML, Liu LinShu (2017) Gravity Flow Dynamic Method for Pectin Extraction from Sunflower Head using Sodium Chloride. Biopolymers Res 1:101.

Copyright: © 2017 Muhidinov ZK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



A gravity flow dynamic method was applied for pectin extraction from sunflower head (SFH) residues, byproducts of sunflower oil process. Sodium chloride was used as an ion exchange reagent to decoupling the divalent metal ions that bridge the polyanionic pectin with other components in sunflower cell wall tissues. In comparison with sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) that is popularly used for sunflower pectin extraction, sodium chloride can be obtained from domestic resources at low cost, is easily dissolved in water at higher concentrations without causing undesired viscosity increases that, in turn, makes this new extraction procedure simpler, more efficient, and cost-effective. This study also demonstrated that the dynamic method was more efficient than the standard static method with respect to pectin yield, processing time, and energy-consumption. Molecular characterization showed that SFH pectin obtained by the new method had higher galacturonic acid content and higher molecular weight.


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