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Chapter 1

Starch: State-of-the-Art, New Challenges and Opportunities

The chapter presents a brief account of various topics in starch-based blends, composites and nanocomposites, including structure–property relationships, preparation and characterization of starch nanocrystals, natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic starch composites, applications of starch nanocrystal-based blends, composites and nanocomposites, chemically modified thermoplastic starches, outstanding features of starch-based hydrogel nanocomposites, fracture and failure of starch-based composites, application of starch-based nanocomposites in the food industry and effects of additives on the properties of starch.

Print publication date: 15 Oct 2015
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-979-5
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-279-6
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-737-1
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series