Chapter 22. Fracture Behavior of Biopolymer Films Prepared from Aqueous Solutions

  1. Dr. David S. Reid President3,
  2. Dr. Tanaboon Sajjaanantakul4,
  3. Dr. Peter J. Lillford5 and
  4. Dr. Sanguansri Charoenrein6
  1. I. Yakimets1,
  2. S. S. Paes1,
  3. N. Wellner2 and
  4. J. R. Mitchell1

Published Online: 14 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958193.ch22

Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10

Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10

How to Cite

Yakimets, I., Paes, S. S., Wellner, N. and Mitchell, J. R. (2010) Fracture Behavior of Biopolymer Films Prepared from Aqueous Solutions, in Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10 (eds D. S. Reid, T. Sajjaanantakul, P. J. Lillford and S. Charoenrein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958193.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, California, USA

  2. 4

    Kasetsart University, Thailand

  3. 5

    Centre for Formulation Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Food Sciences, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham - Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicester, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813812731

Online ISBN: 9780470958193

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Keywords:

  • fracture behavior - biopolymer films;
  • disadvantage of biopolymers - leading to water-induced structural transformations;
  • water - stabilizing triple-helical structural order of G films;
  • CS films - irregular distribution of thickness;
  • mechanism of fracture by void formation - heterogeneity of structure;
  • brittle-ductile transition - association with multilayer water appearance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results and Discussion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References