Evaluation of zein/halloysite nano-containers as reservoirs of active molecules for packaging applications: Preparation and analysis of physical properties

Evaluation of zein/halloysite nano-containers as reservoirs of active molecules for packaging... This work aims to evaluate the possibility to introduce natural nano-containers for active molecules, such as halloysite nanotubes (HNTs), into an environmentally friendly material: natural zein. Composites were prepared in a wide range of HNTs composition (i.e. 1–10 wt%) and structural and physical properties were analyzed. HNTs were also filled with an active molecule commonly used as preservative in food packaging, such as potassium sorbate (KS), and the diffusion of such molecule was evaluated. The zein thermal degradation resulted significantly improved with the filler content. Mechanical properties showed a reinforcement of zein matrix. HNTs were filled with potassium sorbate and dispersed into the zein matrix. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Cereal Science Elsevier

Evaluation of zein/halloysite nano-containers as reservoirs of active molecules for packaging applications: Preparation and analysis of physical properties

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0733-5210
eISSN
1095-9963
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.jcs.2016.05.008
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Abstract

This work aims to evaluate the possibility to introduce natural nano-containers for active molecules, such as halloysite nanotubes (HNTs), into an environmentally friendly material: natural zein. Composites were prepared in a wide range of HNTs composition (i.e. 1–10 wt%) and structural and physical properties were analyzed. HNTs were also filled with an active molecule commonly used as preservative in food packaging, such as potassium sorbate (KS), and the diffusion of such molecule was evaluated. The zein thermal degradation resulted significantly improved with the filler content. Mechanical properties showed a reinforcement of zein matrix. HNTs were filled with potassium sorbate and dispersed into the zein matrix.

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Journal of Cereal ScienceElsevier

Published: Jul 1, 2016

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