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Chapter 2

Starch: Introduction and Structure–Property Relationships

Starch is a versatile and useful polymer, not only because it is a cheap, natural material but also because of the ease with which its physicochemical properties can be altered through various treatments. This chapter provides up-to-date information about starch and its structure–property relationships. The complexes of starch with other components, starch hydrolysis, starch modification methods, industrial production of starches and their uses are also discussed.

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