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New Starches. III. The Properties of the Starch from Phalaris canariensis.

K. J. Goering and M. Schuh. Copyright 1967 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

Starch has been prepared from seed of Phalaris canariensis (canary grass) by a modified alkali process. This starch is composed of polygonal granules with an average size of 2.5-5.0 microns. The extremely low solubility and swelling power and very high pasting temperature would not be expected from a starch with normal iodine affinity and high content of esterified phosphate. It is suggested that either these properties may be the result of covalent links between starch chains through a phosphate, or the starch fractions in canary grass are not normal.

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