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Cuixia Sun
China Agricultural University
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#1Cuixia Sun (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 2
#2Yanxiang Gao (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 33
Last.Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 34
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Abstract Zein is a hydrophobic protein and is conventionally prepared as dispersible nanoparticles with the anti-solvent precipitation method. The dispersion stability of zein nanoparticles can be enhanced after adsorbing with a biopolymer such as sodium caseinate (NaCas). In our previous work, self-assembled nanocomplexes of zein and NaCas were formed after a pH-cycle from neutral to pH 11.5 and then to pH 7.0 using HCl. This pH cycle method eliminates the use of alcohol but is time-consuming d...
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#1Cuixia Sun (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 2
#2Yanxiang Gao (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 33
Last.Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 34
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A pH-cycle method based on preparing an alkaline solution of zein followed by neutralization with an acid can be used to prepare zein nanoparticles. In the present work, partial alkaline hydrolysis of propylene glycol alginate (PGA) to a lower pH was studied to prepare binary zein–PGA nanocomplexes and ternary complexes with additional sodium caseinate (NaCas). 0.5% or more PGA was sufficient to reduce the pH to 7.5 or lower, eliminating the need for titration, and resulted in simultaneous nanoc...
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