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Studies from S. Palanikumar and Colleagues Provide New Data on Biological Macromolecules (Effect of Fe3O4 on the sedimentation and structure-property...

July 8, 2014



Studies from S. Palanikumar and Colleagues Provide New Data on Biological Macromolecules (Effect of Fe3O4 on the sedimentation and structure-property relationship of starch under different pHs)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Life Science Research is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Tamil Nadu, India, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The nanosized ferrite (Fe3O4) was synthesized and characterized by analytical techniques such as Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The structure-property relationship of starch was studied under three different pHs namely 3.8, 7.1 and 12.5."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "The starch treated under acidic condition was degraded. In a similar manner, the structure-property relationship of starch in the presence of ferrite nanoparticles at three different pHs, as mentioned above was studied. The starch/ferrite nanocomposite prepared under acidic condition showed a degraded structure. Further, the polymer/nanocomposite systems were characterized by analytical techniques such as FTIR, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), vibrating sample measurement (VSM), TEM and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, the settling velocity of starch under three different pHs both in the presence and absence of Fe3O4 was carried out to ensure the role of pH and effect of Fe3O4 on the settling velocity of starch."

For more information on this research see: Effect of Fe3O4 on the sedimentation and structure-property relationship of starch under different pHs. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2014;67():91-98. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/525446)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Palanikumar, Kamaraj Coll Engn & Technol, Dept. of Polymer Technol, Virudunagar 626001, Tamil Nadu, India. Additional authors for this research include P. Siva, B. Meenarathi, L. Kannammal and R. Anbarasan (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Tamil Nadu, Life Science Research

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