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Cereal Chem. 70:596-601   |  VIEW ARTICLE

Some Characteristics of Hydroxypropylated and Cross-Linked Rice Starch.

A.-I. Yeh and S.- L. Yeh. Copyright 1993 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

Rice starch was cross-linked with phosphorus oxychloride (POCl3), hydroxypropylated with propylene oxide, and dual-modified with both reagents. The properties evaluated were: solubility in dimethyl sulfoxide, heat absorption during gelatinization, paste viscosity, and freeze-thaw stability. In addition, scanning electron microscopy was used to observe the morphology of the starch granules and their corresponding pastes. Cross-linking increased heat of gelatinization and shear stability, and it reduced solubility in dimethyl sulfoxide and freeze-thaw stability. Cross-linked starch exhibited a three-dimensional network structure under scanning electron microscopy. Opposite effects were found for hydroxypropylation. The hydroxypropylated starch paste had a planar structure. The procedure used to prepare dual-modified starches also affected the product properties. Cross-linking reduced the degree of subsequent hydroxypropylation, but hydroxypropylation increased the degree of subsequent cross-linking. The results indicate that hydroxypropylation of rice starch took place inside starch granules.

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