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Título: Physico-mechanical properties of chitosan films with carvacrol and grape seed extract
Autor: Rubilar, Javiera F.
Cruz, R. M. S.
Silva, Hélder D.
Vicente, António A.
Khmelinskii, Igor
Vieira, M. M. C.
Palavras-chave: Emergent technologies
Microstructure
Data: 2013
Citação: Rubilar, Javiera F.; Cruz, Rui M.S.; Silva, Hélder D.; Vicente, António A.; Khmelinskii, Igor; Vieira, Margarida C.Physico-mechanical properties of chitosan films with carvacrol and grape seed extract, Journal of Food Engineering, 115, 4, 466-474, 2013
Resumo: The physico-mechanical properties of 3 films composed by carvacrol, grape seed extract (GSE) and chitosan in different proportions were studied. The films, prepared by solvent casting technique with the following compositions of the casting solutions in carvacrol, GSE and chitosan: film-1: 9.6 ppm–684 ppm–1.25% w/v, film-2: 60 ppm–400 ppm–1.2% w/v and film-3: 90 ppm–160 ppm–1.24% w/v and were compared to a control (1.25% w/v chitosan) film. Mechanical, structural, barrier and colour properties of the films were evaluated. Film-3 presented the lowest water vapour and carbon dioxide permeabilities (WVP and CO2P) and tensile strength (TS) values and the highest oxygen permeability (O2P), whereas film-1 presented the highest water content and the lowest crystallinity, CO2P, TS and luminosity. These results suggest that in the range studied, carvacrol and GSE affect the film structure and its mechanical properties due to hydrophilic (GSE) and hydrophobic (carvacrol) compounds. This work will help the development of edible films, based on physico-mechanical properties, contributing to food preservation and shelf-life extension.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/2540
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2012.07.009
ISSN: 02608774
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877412003329
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