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Title Modern biopolymer science : bridging the divide between fundamental treatise and industrial application / edited by Stefan Kasapis, Ian T. Norton, Johan B. Ubbink
Edition First edition
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009
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Contents Low- and High-Solid Biopolymer/co-Solute Mixtures; Mapping the Different States of Food as a Function of Solids Content and Temperature Using a State Diagram; Microstructural Advances in the Understanding of Carbohydrate Glasses; Molecular Mobility of Bioactive Compounds in Biopolymer Matrices; Hydroccoloids and Medical Chemistry Applications; Fundamentals and Application of Protein Gelation; Biopolymer Composite Theory in Relation to Novel Product Development; Effect of Processing on Biopolymer Interactions; Molecular Theory of Polysaccharide Gels and Applications; Unifying Theory of Molecular Dynamics for Synthetic and Bio-macromolecules across the Viscoelastic Spectrum; Self Assembling Structures; Coacervates as Food Ingredients or Microencapsulation Delivery Systems; Biopolymer Films and Composite Coatings; Applications of Single-Molecule Techniques
Summary Industrialists developing new food and pharmaceutical products face the challenge of innovation in an increasingly competitive market that must consider incredient cost, product added-value, expectations of a healthy life-style, improved sensory impact, controlled delivery of active compounds and last, but not lease, product stability. While much work has been done to explore, understand, and address these issues, a gap has emerged between recent advances in fundamental knowledge and its direct application to product situations with a growing need for scientific input. Modern Biopolymer Science matches science to application by first acknowledging the differing viewpoints between those working with low-solids and those working with high-solids, and then sharing the expertise of those two camps under a unified framework of materials science. * Real-world utilisation of fundamental science to achieve breakthroughs in product development * Includes a wide range of related aspects of low and high-solids systems for foods and pharmaceuticals * Covers more than bio-olymer science in foods by including biopolymer interactions with bioactive compounds, issues of importance in drug delivery and medicinal chemistry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biopolymers -- Biotechnology.
Biopolymers -- Industrial applications.
Biopolymers.
Form Electronic book
Author Kasapis, Stefan.
Norton, Ian T.
Ubbink, Johan B.
ISBN 0080921140 (electronic bk.)
0123741955
9780080921143 (electronic bk.)
9780123741950