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JournalISSN: 0141-8130

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 

Elsevier BV
About: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules is an academic journal published by Elsevier BV. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Medicine & Chemistry. It has an ISSN identifier of 0141-8130. Over the lifetime, 25247 publications have been published receiving 683149 citations. The journal is also known as: Int J Biol Macromol.
Topics: Medicine, Chemistry, Chitosan, Starch, Adsorption

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TL;DR: This review will focus first on the present understanding of the structures of amylose and amylopectin and their organization within the granule, and then on the biosynthetic mechanisms explaining the biogenesis of starch in plants.

1,839 citations

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TL;DR: An in vitro system that attracts by its simplicity, where above a critical concentration the colloidal dispersion separates spontaneously into a chiral nematic liquid crystalline phase and solidifies into regularly twisted fibrillar layers that mimic the structural organization of helicoids in nature.

1,040 citations

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TL;DR: The main chemical modifications of chitosan that have been proposed in the literature are reviewed and a wide range of derivatives with a broad range of applications are presented.

705 citations

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TL;DR: This review discusses the various forms of chitosan materials such as beads, films, microspheres, nanoparticles, nanofibers, hydrogels, nanocomposites, etc. as drug delivery device and attempted to report the vast literature available on chitOSan based materials in drug delivery applications.

702 citations

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TL;DR: Chitosan based nanomaterials have superior physical and chemical properties such as high surface area, porosity, tensile strength, conductivity, photo-luminescent as well as increased mechanical properties as comparison to pure chitOSan.

698 citations

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