International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 3 (2013) No. 2, pages: 148-150, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.3.2.301

A Preliminary Study on Gum Arabic as a Binder in Preparation of Starch Based Edible Plastic

N. Ayuni A. Apandi, N. A.Salfarina A. Razak, Mustika Masri, S.F. Yusoff, Azwan Mat Lazim

Abstract

This research emphasizes on synthesizing edible plastic using a one pot method by adding starch, gum Arabic as theb binder and sugar (sorbitol and glycerol). In order to get the right composition, the ratio of each ingredient was varied. The FTIR spectroscopy was used to characterize the structure and composition of the sample produced.

Keywords:

Edible Plastic; Starch; Sorbitol; Glycerol.

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