Preparation, characterization and utilization of starch nanoparticles

Hee Young Kim, Sung Soo Park, Seung Taik Lim

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Starch is one of the most abundant biopolymers in nature and is typically isolated from plants in the form of micro-scale granules. Recent studies reported that nano-scale starch particles could be readily prepared from starch granules, which have unique physical properties. Because starch is environmentally friendly, starch nanoparticles are suggested as one of the promising biomaterials for novel utilization in foods, cosmetics, medicines as well as various composites. An overview of the most up-to-date information regarding the starch nanoparticles including the preparation processes and physicochemical characterization will be presented in this review. Additionally, the prospects and outlooks for the industrial utilization of starch nanoparticles will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-620
Number of pages14
JournalColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 1


  • Application
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanocrystals
  • Starch nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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