Chemistry and Technology

3rd Edition - November 9, 2018

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  • Editor: Sergio Serna-Saldivar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128118863
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128119716

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Corn: Chemistry and Technology, Third Edition, provides a broad perspective on corn from expert agronomists, food scientists and geneticists. This encyclopedic storehouse of comprehensive information on all aspects of the world’s largest crop (in metric tons) includes extensive coverage of recent development in genetic modification for the generation of new hybrids and genotypes. New chapters highlight the importance of corn as a raw material for the production of fuel bioethanol and the emerging topic of phytochemicals or nutraceutical compounds associated to different types of corns and their effect on human health, especially in the prevention of chronic diseases and cancer. Written by international experts on corn, and edited by a highly respected academics, this new edition will remain the industry standard on the topic.

Key Features

  • Presents new chapters that deal with specialty corns, the production of first generation bioethanol, and the important relationship of corn phytochemicals or nutraceuticals with human health
  • Provides contributions from a new editor and a number of new contributors who bring a fresh take on this highly successful volume
  • Includes vastly increased content relating to recent developments in genetic modification for the generation of new hybrids and genotypes
  • Contains encyclopedic coverage of grain chemistry and nutritional quality of this extensively farmed product
  • Covers the production and handling of corn, with both food and non-food applications


Scientists and engineers who utilize corn for food, feed, and industrial materials in both science and industry. Reference for academics, Corn growers, Industrial R&D including food, feeds, and bioenergy, etc.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Corn Perspective and Culture
    2. Breeding, Genetics and Seed Corn Production
    3. Genetic Modification of Corn
    4. Economics of Production, Marketing and Utilization
    5. Harvesting and Postharvest Management
    6. Description, Development, Structure, and Composition of the Corn Kernel
    7. Measurement and Maintenance of Corn Quality
    8. Effect and Control of Insects, Molds and Rodents Affecting Corn Quality
    9. Mycotoxins in Corn: Occurrence, Impact and Management
    10. Regular and Specialty Corns
    11. Carbohydrates of the Kernel
    12. Proteins of the Kernel
    13. Lipids of the Kernel
    14. Minor Constituents and Phytochemicals of the Kernel
    15. Corn Dry Milling Processes, Products and Applications
    16. Food Uses of Whole Corn and Dry-Milled Fractions
    17. Corn Wet Milling Process and Products
    18. Corn Starch Modification and Uses
    19. Corn Sweeteners
    20. Corn Oil: Composition, Processing and Utilization
    21. Fuel Bioethanol and Other Fermentation Processes
    22. Nutrition Properties of Corn and its By-Products
    23. Feeding Value of Corn and its By-Products
    23. Applications of Corn Stover and Fiber

Product details

  • No. of pages: 690
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing and AACC International Press 2018
  • Published: November 9, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing and AACC International Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128118863
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128119716

About the Editor

Sergio Serna-Saldivar

Sergio O. Serna Saldivar is a professor of food science at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, Mexico as well as being the Director of the Center for Research and Development of Protein (CIDPRO) also located in Monterrey, Mexico. Previously he was a research scientist at Texas A & M University, and international consultant at the Center Nacional de Pesquisas Food in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as being an associate professor at the University of Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. He has published seven books, over 30 chapters, and over 130 refereed articles in journals. He has been a consultant to various national and international companies in the food industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, Mexico

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