Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 461 (2016) 239–248 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Colloid and Interface Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jcis The potential use of a layer-by-layer strategy to develop LDPE antimicrobial ﬁlms coated with silver nanoparticles for packaging applications a,d a c a,⇑ Shafrina Azlin-Hasim , Malco C. Cruz-Romero , Enda Cummins , Joseph P. Kerry , b,⇑ Michael A. Morris Food Packaging Group, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland Department of Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland UCD School of Biosystems Engineering, Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Belﬁeld, Dublin 4, Ireland Department of Food Science, School of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia graphical a bstract article i nfo abstract Article history: Commercial low-density polyethylene (LDPE) ﬁlms were UV/ozone treated and coated using a layer- Received 21 July 2015 by-layer (LbL) technique by alternating the deposition of polyethyleneimine (PEI) and poly(acrylic acid) Accepted 8 September 2015 (PAA) polymer solutions and antimicrobial silver (Ag). The effects of the initial pH of the PEI/PAA polymer Available online 9 September 2015 solutions alternating layers (pH 10.5/4 or 9/6.5) on the antimicrobial activity of the developed
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Published: Jan 1, 2016
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