In recent years, much attention has been focused on biodegradable polymers from renewable resources. Due to its availability and low cost, starch is a promising candidate among biopolymers for use in biodegradable packaging materials and for other purposes. Starch-Based Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites: Chemistry, Processing, and Applications

Introduction-Starch as Biopolymer and Nanocomposite. Starch: Chemistry, Microstructure, Processing, and Enzymatic Degradation. Starch as Gelling Agent. Plasticized Starch. Rheological and Thermal Properties of Starch and Starch-Based Biopolymers. Modification of Biodegradable Polymers through Reactive Extrusion-I. Modification of Biodegradable Polymers through Reactive Extrusion-II. Starch-Derived Cyclodextrins and Its Future in Food Biopolymer Industry. Functional and Physicochemical Properties of Cyclodextrins. Introduction of Starch into Plastic Films: Advent of Starch in Plastics. Starch-Based Edible Films and Coatings. Starch as a Feedstock for Bioproducts and Packaging. Chemometric Analysis of Multicomponent Biodegradable Plastics by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry: The R-Matrix Method. Starch Polymer as Advanced Material for Industrial and Consumer Products.Recent Progress in Starch-Based Biodegradable Hybrids and Nanomaterials. Mechanical, Rheological, and Thermal Properties of Starch-Based Nanocomposites. Starch Nanocomposites and Nanoparticles: Biomedical Applications. Application of Life Cycle Assessment for Starch and Starch Blends. Index.