13. Applications of Starch Nanoparticles and Starch-Based Bionanocomposites

  1. Alain Dufresne1,
  2. Sabu Thomas2 and
  3. Laly A. Pothen3
  1. Siji K. Mary,
  2. Laly A. Pothan and
  3. Sabu Thomas

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118609958.ch13

Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Mary, S. K., Pothan, L. A. and Thomas, S. (2013) Applications of Starch Nanoparticles and Starch-Based Bionanocomposites, in Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications (eds A. Dufresne, S. Thomas and L. A. Pothen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118609958.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), The International School of Paper, Print Media, and Biomaterials (Pagora), Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex, France

  2. 2

    School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118218358

Online ISBN: 9781118609958

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Keywords:

  • agricultural applications;
  • biomedical applications;
  • food industry;
  • natural polymer matrices;
  • starch nanoparticles;
  • starch‐based bionanocomposites;
  • synthetic polymer matrix

Summary

Starch nanoparticles have been the focus of an exponentially increasing number of works devoted to developing biocomposites by blending starch nanoparticles with different biopolymeric matrices. This chapter focuses on applications of starch nanofillers (nanoparticles) used in natural polymer matrices and synthetic polymer matrix. Among the components of bionanocomposites, the nanometer‐sized biofillers from biomass show unique advantages over traditional inorganic nanoparticles by virtue of their biodegradability and biocompatibility. The chapter talks about applications of starch‐based bionanocomposites used in food industry, biomedicine, and agriculture.