Self-aggregation of Gelatin

Gelatin Molar Mass

Gelatin is the denatured form of collagen, the main component of skin, bone and connective tissues of animals. For properties of aqueous mixtures of gelatin with other biopolymers, the character of aggregates of α-chains is important: the entropy of mixing is reduced when gelatin chains are limited in their mobility by aggregation. SEC-MALS was used to study the aggregation behavior of gelatin solutions as a function temperature without using denaturing agents, such as urea or SDS.