Changes in Functional Properties of Alginic Acid by Enzymatic Degradation

알긴산의 부분적인 효소분해에 의한 특성 변화

  • Published : 1995.02.01


In order to expand the utility of alginic acid in the food industry, we have investigated to prepare low viscous alginic acid using a method for degradation of alginic acid with the enzyme system of Vibrio sp. AL-145. The enzyme showed maximum activity at pH 8.0 and $37^{\circ}C$, and was stable in the pH range 7.5 to 8.5 and at temperature up to $30^{\circ}C$, and 0.5M NaCl needed for the enzyme activity. The viscosity of alginic acid decreased with the reaction time courses regardless of alginic acid and enzyme concentration, and 90% of viscosity decreased with 60 min of reaction time, but the changes of reducing sugar not exhibited. The soluble concentration of partially degradated alginic acid(PDA) in water was about 10%(w/v), and adsorption capacity of $Ca^{2+}$ ion increased with increasing the concentration of PDA. The alcohol concentration on precipitation of PDA was higher than Na-alginic acid.


alginic acid;viscosity;partially degradated alginic acid