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Polysaccharide Nanostructures

Kontogiorgos, Vassilis (2014) Polysaccharide Nanostructures. In: Edible Nanostructures: A Bottom-up Approach. Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK, pp. 41-68. ISBN 978-1-84973-895-8

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Abstract

Polysaccharides are carbohydrate polymers where sugar units are linked
together through glycosidic linkages. In living organisms polysaccharides are the
structural polymers that provide support (e.g., cellulose in plants or chitin in
arthropods) or the sources of energy for plant development (e.g., starch).
Polysaccharides are routinely used in the food industry, most frequently as thickeners,
stabilizers of dispersions (emulsions, foams) or structuring agents of water and air.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Vasileios Kontogiorgos
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 16:46
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 17:15
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/23495

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