Study on eugenol loaded antifungal polymeric composites

M. Kim, A. Boonsiriwit, J. W. Joung, Y. Xiao, Y. S. Lee

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Antifungal effects of calcium alginate (CA) end-cap treatment and eugenol (EU)-loaded halloysite nanotube (HNT) contents with low-density polyethylene (LDPE) were investigated. Improved thermal stability of EU was achieved by entrapping HNTs with the CA end-cap. EU-loaded HNTs with and without the CA end-cap were incorporated into LDPE using 1, 3, or 5% (w/w) HNTs. The prepared LDPE/HNT composites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer, UV-vis spectrophotometer, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The mechanical and antifungal properties were also evaluated. 3% LDPE/HNTs-EU-CA exhibited a higher thermal stability than the other samples and showed good antifungal property.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Journal of Food Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE, Korea) under industry technology innovation program for financial support. This research study is part of a project titled “Development of multi-functional porous ceramic materials for high-quality keeping freshness packaging” (No. 10063291).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science

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