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Leena Pitkänen

Docent (Food Chemistry)

20052019

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Description of research and teaching

My research is focusing on the structural and solution characterization of biomacromolecules, mainly polysaccharides. Especially, I have been interested how the chemical structure affects the dilute solution properties of branched polysaccharides. In solution characterization studies, I use size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) and asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AsFlFFF) equipped with multiple detectors (light scattering, viscometer, ultra violet, refractive index).

Education information

D.Sc. (Food Chemisty) 2012
M.Sc. (Food Chemistry) 2006

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • Carbohydrate analytics
  • Polysaccharides
  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • Polysaccharide characterization
  • Size-exclusion chromatography
  • Field-flow fractionation

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Publications and projects within past five years.