Plasticization of zein: a thermomechanical, FTIR, and dielectric study.

  title={Plasticization of zein: a thermomechanical, FTIR, and dielectric study.},
  author={Thomas Gillgren and Susan A Barker and Peter S. Belton and Dominique M R Georget and Mats T. Stading},
  volume={10 5},
Zein, the main seed storage protein of maize, has been widely studied as a possible source of material for the production of biodegradable plastic films. Plasticization of zein is critical to make functional films. While there have been a number of publications which report the behavior of systems with a wide variety of plasticizers, there have been few which attempt to examine the interactions of protein and plasticizer at the molecular level. In this paper, we report on the plasticizing… CONTINUE READING


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