Effect of water content on the structural reorganization and elastic properties of biopolymer films: a comparative study.

@article{Yakimets2007EffectOW,
  title={Effect of water content on the structural reorganization and elastic properties of biopolymer films: a comparative study.},
  author={Iryna Yakimets and Sabrina S Paes and Nikolaus Wellner and Andrew Charles Smith and R. H. Wilson and John R. Mitchell},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={1710-22}
}
In this work, the effect of water uptake on the structural reorganization and elastic properties of three types of biopolymer films was studied. The water-biopolymer interaction for hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), gelatin, and cassava starch films prepared from aqueous solutions was studied and compared using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR… CONTINUE READING