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Synthesis and characterization of starch nanoparticles from cassava Peel

Selvaraju Sivamani, Karuppasamy Archana, Ramu Santhosh, Natesan Sivarajasekar, Naveen Prasad B S


Starch nanoparticles are used as a matrix with natural rubber for tire making, alternative adsorbents for wastewater treatment, drug carriers, packaging materials, emulsion stabilizers and fat replacers. The objective of this study is to prepare the starch nanoparticles from cassava peel by mineral acid hydrolysis using hydrochloric and sulfuric acids and perform the characterization of starch nanoparticles with Fourier transform infrared (FTIR),X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM)It was found that the obtained yield of starch nanoparticles by H2SO4was higher than that by HCl.

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