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Mechanical property prediction of starch/polymer composites by molecular dynamics simulation

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Abstract

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was used to investigate the mechanical properties of several starch composites. The copolymer materials blended with the starch include amylose/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVOH), amylose/poly(caprolactone) (PCL), amylose/poly(butylenesuccinate) (PBS), amylopectin/PVOH, amylopectin/PCL, and amylopectin/PBS). The starch was mixed with each of these copolymers at different weight fractions. The degree of crystallinity of each starch composite was observed using the corresponding X-ray diffraction (XRD) profile.

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The article was received on 29 Oct 2013, accepted on 11 Feb 2014 and first published on 14 Feb 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA46213G
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Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 11475-11480
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    Mechanical property prediction of starch/polymer composites by molecular dynamics simulation

    Y. Wang, S. Ju, C. Chen, H. Chen and J. Hsieh, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 11475
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA46213G

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