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Chapter 8

Self-Assembly of Starch Spherulites as Induced by Inclusion Complexation with Small Ligands

Starch is synthesized in higher plants in the form of partly crystalline granules with different morphologies and sizes between 1 and 100 μm. The linear amylose and the branched amylopectin are the starch polymers, and most common starches are composed of 25% amylose and 75% amylopectin. The formati...

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Print publication date
15 Feb 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-271-5
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978-1-84755-769-8
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