ABSTRACT: Inorganic nanoparticles arouse significant interest because of their unique properties. Fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and quantum dots have already been used in food technology as quality sensors. The pollution caused by heavy metal ions is a significant problem for food production. In this work, we present a potato starch-based biocomposite containing ZnS nanocrystals. The study of its physicochemical properties showed that the composite may serve as an efficient Cu2+ sensor.
Karen Khachatryan, Gohar Khachatryan, Lidia Krzemińska-Fiedorowicz and Karol Lotycz, Starch based nanocomposites as sensors for Cu2+ ions, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Polysaccharides - Glycoscience : 7-9 November 2018, Prague, Czech Republic / Řápková Radmila, Hinková Andrea , Čopíková Jana ( red. ), 2018, Czech Chemical Society, ISBN 978-80-86238-80-7, ss. 200-203.