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Developing poly(vinyl alcohol)/chitosan films incorporate with d-limonene: Study of structural, antibacterial, and fruit preservation properties

Abstract : Active biodegradable packaging films were developed with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), chitosan (CS) and D-Limonene (DL). The effect of various DL content levels (0%, 2.5%, 5%, 7.5%, and 10% w/w) on the structural, mechanical, biodegradable and antimicrobial properties of PVA/CS films was systematically studied. Good compatibility between DL and PVA/CS, and good dispersion of DL in the PVA/CS matrix were demonstrated by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). PVA/CS films greatly improved their antibacterial, mechanical and barrier properties, which are associated with the considerable biodegradability, after they were incorporated with DL. However, the overloading with DL may weaken hydrogen bonds between polymer chains, resulting in the negative effects on the physical performances of the film. Particularly, the PVA/CS/DL-5% film showed the highest water contact angle and transmittance value, and also showed effective preservations of packaged mango fruits during 10 day of storage at 20 +/- 2 degrees C, based on the characterization by fruits weight loss, decay rate, firmness, titratable acidity, soluble solids, and ascorbic acid. Consequently, DL/PVA/CS composite films may be a promising eco-friendly packaging material for food preservation. (C) 2018 Published by Elsevier B.V.
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Weijie Lan, Shuyao Wang, Mingrui Chen, Dur Sameen, Kangju Lee, et al.. Developing poly(vinyl alcohol)/chitosan films incorporate with d-limonene: Study of structural, antibacterial, and fruit preservation properties. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Elsevier, 2020, 145, pp.722-732. ⟨10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.12.230⟩. ⟨hal-03207031⟩

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