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SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition

Starch-based Nanomaterials

Authors: Villa Zabala, Cristian Camilo

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  • This brief provides a quick guide to the exciting world of starch-based nanomaterials, including their chemical and physical characteristics as well as their synthesis methods and most common applications.

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Starch is one of the most important natural and biodegradable polymers on Earth. It is used by many plants as an energy reserve, and due to its biocompatibility and relatively easy structural modification, it is widely used in the cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical and materials industries. In recent years, interest in starch has increased due to the development of starch-based nanomaterials. Nanomaterials are small particles—diameters ranging from 10 nm to 500 nm—that can be highly crystalline (nanocrystals) or completely amorphous (nanoparticles). Owing to their versatility, starch-based nanomaterials can be used as carriers of bioactive molecules to improve medical treatments or nutrient absorption. They can also be used as reinforcement in composite materials, improving their mechanical and barrier properties, and new potential applications are continuously reported in the literature. This brief provides a quick guide to the exciting world of starch-based nanomaterials, including their chemical and physical characteristics as well as their synthesis methods and most common applications.

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Dr. Cristian Camilo Villa Zabala is an Associated Professor of Food Chemistry and Nanochemistry at Quindío University in Armenia, Colombia. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Starch-based Nanomaterials
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42542-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42542-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42541-8
Series ISSN
2197-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 29
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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