Rengaswami Chandrasekaran

Dr. Rengaswami Chandrasekaran

Food Science
Professor Emeritus

General Research Areas

  • X-ray diffraction
  • Molecular architecture of biopolymers

Specific Research Areas

  • Starch crystallinity
  • Conformation of carbohydrates and nucleic acids
  • Structure-function relationships in polysaccharides and polysaccharide mixtures
  • Implementation of modern techniques to fiber diffraction

  1. Janaswamy, S., Chandrasekaran, R. (2008) Heterogeneity in iota-carrageenan molecular structure: insights for polymorph II to III transition in the presence of calcium ions. Carbohydrate Research 343, 364-373.
  2. Janaswamy, S., Chandrasekaran, R. (2006) Sodium iota-carrageenan: A paradigm of polymorphism and pseudopolymorphism. Macromolecules 39:3345-3349.
  3. Janaswamy, S., Chandrasekaran, R. (2005) Polysaccharide structures from powder diffraction data: I. Molecular models of arabinan. Carbohydr. Res. 340:835-839.
  4. Tandjung, A.S., Janaswamy, S., Chandrasekaran, R., Aboubacar, A., Hamaker, B.R. (2005) Role of the pericarp cellulose matrix as a moisture barrier in microwaveable popcorn. Biomacromolecules 6:1654-1660.
  5. Janaswamy, S., Chandrasekaran, R. (2005) Cation-induced polymorphism in iota-carrageenan. Carbohydr. Polym. 60:499-505.
  6. Chandrasekaran, R., Janaswamy, S., Morris, V.J. (2003) Acetan:glucomannan interactions: a molecular modeling study. Carbohydr. Res. 338:2889-2898.
  7. Janaswamy, S., Chandrasekaran, R. (2002) Effect of calcium ions on the organization of iota-carrageenan helices: an X-ray investigation. Carbohydr. Res. 337:523-535.
  8. Chandrasekaran, R. (1998) X-ray diffraction of food polysaccharides. Adv. Food Nutrition Res. 42:131-210.
  9. Rao, V.S.R., Qasba, P.K., Balaji, P.V., Chandrasekaran, R. (1998) Conformation of Carbohydrates. Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, pp. 1-359.
  10. Chandrasekaran, R., Bian, W., Okuyama, K. (1998) Three-dimensional structure of guaran. Carbohydr. Res. 312:219-224.
  11. Chandrasekaran, R. (1997) Molecular architecture of polysaccharide helices in oriented fibers. Adv. Carbohydr. Chem. Biochem. 52:311-439.