Nevin Cankaya



Modification of Starch: Structural and Antimicrobial Properties

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In this study, starch chloroacetate (St.ClAc) as a macro-initiator was firstly prepared by the reaction of chloroacetyl chloride with primary OH groups on powder starch. Cu(I)Cl and 2,2’-bipyridine were used as a transition-metal compound and as a ligand, respectively. The graft copolymerization of starch was made with our own synthesized N-(4-nitrophenyl)acrylamide (NPA) monomer by method of atom transfer radical polymerization. St.ClAc macro-initiator and its graft copolymer (St.ClAc-g-NPA) were characterized by FT-IR spectra and elemental analysis. Starch, synthesized St.ClAc and its graft copolymer with NPA were tested for its antimicrobial activity against bacteria and yeast.


Starch, starch chloroacetate, macro-initiator, antimicrobial activity, atom transfer radical polymerization


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Nevin Cankaya. (2018) Modification of Starch: Structural and Antimicrobial Properties. International Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Systems, 3, 31-35


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