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A comprehensive review on corn starch-based nanomaterials: Properties, simulations, and applications
Palanisamy C.P., Cui B., Zhang H., Jayaraman S.,
Published in MDPI AG
2020
Volume: 12
   
Issue: 9
Abstract
Corn (Zea mays L.) is one of the major food crops, and it is considered to be a very distinctive plant, since it is able to produce a large amount of the natural polymer of starch through its capacity to utilize large amounts of sunlight. Corn starch is used in a wide range of products and applications. In recent years, the use of nanotechnology for applications in the food industry has become more apparent; it has been used for protecting against biological and chemical deterioration, increasing bioavailability, and enhancing physical properties, among other functions. However, the high cost of nanotechnology can make it difficult for its application on a commercial scale. As a biodegradable natural polymer, corn starch is a great alternative for the production of nanomaterials. Therefore, the search for alternative materials to be used in nanotechnology has been studied. This review has discussed in detail the properties, simulations, and wide range of applications of corn starch-based nanomaterials. © 2020 by the authors.
About the journal
JournalPolymers
PublisherMDPI AG
ISSN20734360
Open AccessNo