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  • Merin Sara Thomas
  • Rekha Rose Koshy
  • Siji K. Mary
  • Sabu Thomas
  • Laly A. Pothan
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

In recent years, the bio-based polymers replaced the petroleum based polymers because of their cost effectiveness and renewable nature. This chapter provides an overview of the structure and properties of starch, chitin and chitosan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Merin Sara Thomas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rekha Rose Koshy
    • 1
    • 3
  • Siji K. Mary
    • 1
    • 3
  • Sabu Thomas
    • 1
    • 4
  • Laly A. Pothan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryC.M.S. CollegeKottayamIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMar Thoma CollegeThiruvallaIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryBishop Moore CollegeMavelikaraIndia
  4. 4.International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayamIndia

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