The phase transformations in starch during gelatinisation: a liquid crystalline approach.


The analogy between starch and a chiral side-chain polymeric liquid crystal is examined in relation to the processes involved during gelatinisation. There are three important parameters for characterisation of the molecular phase behaviour of the amylopectin: the lamellar order parameter (psi), the orientational order parameter of the amylopectin double… (More)


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