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The soluble portion of starch that is contained in the inside of the starch granule. Amylose is composed of straight chain polymer of glucose units. It forms a gel with water and has strong adhesive properties. Amylose turns blue with iodine.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Amylose (Deut.); amylosa (Esp.); amylose (Fr., Ned.); amyloza (Pol.)

Other Properties

Soluble in water.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998