Corn starch granules with enhanced load-carrying capacity via citric acid treatment.

@article{Kim2013CornSG,
  title={Corn starch granules with enhanced load-carrying capacity via citric acid treatment.},
  author={Jong-Yea Kim and Kerry C. Huber},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          39-47
        }
}
This research investigated conditions by which maize starch granule porosity and load-carrying capacity (LCC) might be enhanced via treatment with varying citric acid concentrations (0.5-1.5 M), temperatures (40-60 °C), and lengths of treatment (1-8 h). At the lowest temperatures (40 and 50 °C), citric acid treatment induced minimal physicochemical changes to granules. In contrast, both aqueous and oil LCCs of starches treated at 60 °C (0.5 M citric acid, 2 h) were almost doubled (15.69 and 14… CONTINUE READING
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