2. Production, Chemistry and Degradation of Starch-Based Polymers

  1. David Plackett
  1. Analía Vázquez1,
  2. María Laura Foresti1 and
  3. Viviana Cyras2

Published Online: 6 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994312.ch2

Biopolymers - New Materials for Sustainable Films and Coatings

Biopolymers - New Materials for Sustainable Films and Coatings

How to Cite

Vázquez, A., Foresti, M. L. and Cyras, V. (2011) Production, Chemistry and Degradation of Starch-Based Polymers, in Biopolymers - New Materials for Sustainable Films and Coatings (ed D. Plackett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119994312.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Engineering in Technology and Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

  2. 2

    Research Institute of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683415

Online ISBN: 9781119994312

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Keywords:

  • Production, Chemistry and Degradation of Starch-Based Polymers;
  • Gelatinization;
  • Effect of Gelatinization Process and Plasticizer on Starch Properties;
  • Retrogradation;
  • Production of Starch–Polymer Blends;
  • Biodegradation of Starch-Based Polymers;
  • differential scanning calorimetry (DSC);
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR);
  • nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Gelatinization

  • Effect of Gelatinization Process and Plasticizer on Starch Properties

  • Retrogradation

  • Production of Starch–Polymer Blends

  • Biodegradation of Starch-Based Polymers

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgement

  • References