Monomer [k.sub.p]/[k.sup.0.5.sub.t] [(L/moles).sup.0.5] Acrylamide 3.50 1.98 1.82 0.22 Methacrylamide 0.20 0.46 1.78 N-(2,2-Dimethoxy ethyl)- 1.00 N-methyl acrylamide 6-Deoxy-6-methacryloylamido- 1.00 D-glucopyranose
Monomer Process parameters T ([degrees] C) Acrylamide 19 25 30 26 Methacrylamide 25 30 50 N-(2,2-Dimethoxy ethyl)- 50 N-methyl acrylamide 6-Deoxy-6-methacryloylamido- 50 D-glucopyranose
Monomer Solvent Reference Acrylamide [H.sub.2]O [H.sub.2]O/D = 9:1 [H.sub.2]O/DMF = 9:1  DMSO Methacrylamide [H.sub.2]O  [H.sub.2]O [H.sub.2]O  N-(2,2-Dimethoxy ethyl)- DMF  N-methyl acrylamide 6-Deoxy-6-methacryloylamido- [H.sub.2]O  D-glucopyranose
Table 3: Dimensional characteristics of poly(NAM) and poly(NMNVA).
This reaction showed that the 90% of D-glucopyranose units were containing adjacent free hydroxyl groups which resulting in the consumption range of periodate ions during periodate oxidation reaction.
The formic acid appears is to be originating from the reducing as well as nonreducing terminal units of the D-glucopyranose as shown in the following.
From the above reaction it may be concluded that the terminal D-glucopyranose units of the seeds polysaccharide are not substituted.