Characterization methods for starch-based materials: state of the art and perspectives

Wu, Alex C., Witt, Torsten and Gilbert, Robert G. (2013) Characterization methods for starch-based materials: state of the art and perspectives. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 66 12: 1550-1563. doi:10.1071/CH13397

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Author Wu, Alex C.
Witt, Torsten
Gilbert, Robert G.
Title Characterization methods for starch-based materials: state of the art and perspectives
Journal name Australian Journal of Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9425
1445-0038
Publication date 2013-10-23
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/CH13397
Volume 66
Issue 12
Start page 1550
End page 1563
Total pages 14
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Improving starch-containing materials, whether food, animal feed, high-tech biomaterials, or engineering plastics, is best done by understanding how biosynthetic processes and any subsequent processing control starch structure, and how this structure controls functional properties. Starch structural characterization is central to this. This review examines how information on the three basic levels of the complex multi-scale structure of starch – individual chains, the branching structure of isolated molecules, and the way these molecules form various crystalline and amorphous arrangements – can be obtained from experiment. The techniques include fluorophore-assisted carbohydrate electrophoresis, multiple-detector size-exclusion chromatography, and various scattering techniques (light, X-ray, and neutron). Some examples are also given to show how these data provide mechanistic insight into how biosynthetic processes control the structure and how the various structural levels control functional properties.
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Additional Notes Published online 23 October 2013

 
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