P. Capek, A. Kardosova and D. Lath conducted a study entitled “A Neutral Heteropolysaccharide from the Flowers of Malva Mauritania L.”, which was featured in Chemical Papers, an international journal devoted to chemical research. The study’s aim was to investigate the flowers and leaves of Malva Mauritania L. because of its therapeutic effects on various ailments on the respiratory system. To ensure accuracy of results obtained from experimental studies, Brookhaven’s BI-200SM Goniometer was employed.
The process in this study involved isolating three polysaccharide species from the mucilage of the flower from this herb. The researchers used fractionation methods to characterize the polysaccharide component of the mucilage in more detail. Values of the relative molecular mass, second virial coefficient, and radius gyration were obtained with Brookhaven’s BI-200SM. The data gathered was able to help the researchers report on another neutral polysaccharide, an arabinogalactorhamnoglycan, which is notable for its high proportion of the rhamnose component as well as for its unusually high relative molecular mass. Through this study, further information was obtained regarding the cough-suppressing activity of mucilage from Malva Mauritania L. that could potentially be used for treatment of respiratory system illnesses.
Scientific studies require the use of specialized equipment in order to ensure accurate characterization of particle diluted in polymer solutions. Brookhaven Instruments offers a wide array of analytical equipment guaranteed to give accurate and reliable results. Among the equipment offered by Brookhaven Instruments is the BI-200SM, designed for research applications of light scattering for both static and dynamic techniques.