Nanocomposite Furcellaran Films—the Influence of Nanofillers on Functional Properties of Furcellaran Films and Effect on Linseed Oil Preservation

Ewelina Jamróz , Pavel Kopel , Joanna Tkaczewska , Dani Dordevic , Simona Jancikova , Piotr Kulawik , Vedran Milosavljević , Kristyna Dolezelikova , Kristyna Smerkova , Pavel Svec , Vojtech Adam


Nanocomposite films that were based on furcellaran (FUR) and nanofillers (carbon quantum dots (CQDs), maghemite nanoparticles (MAN), and graphene oxide (GO)) were obtained by the casting method. The microstructure, as well as the structural, physical, mechanical, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties of the films was investigated. The incorporation of MAN and GO remarkably increased the tensile strength of furcellaran films. However, the water content, solubility, and elongation at break were significantly reduced by the addition of the nanofillers. Moreover, furcellaran films containing the nanofillers exhibited potent free radical scavenging ability. FUR films with CQDs showed an inhibitory effect on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. The nanocomposite films were used to cover transparent glass containers to study the potential UV-blocking properties in an oil oxidation test and compare with tinted glass. The samples were irradiated for 30 min. with UV-B and then analyzed for oxidation markers (peroxide value, free fatty acids, malondialdehyde content, and degradation of carotenoids). The test showed that covering the transparent glass with MAN films was as effective in inhibiting the oxidation as the use of tinted glass, while the GO and CQDs films did not inhibit oxidation. It can be concluded that the active nanocomposite films can be used as a desirable material for food packaging.
Author Ewelina Jamróz (FoFT / IoCh)
Ewelina Jamróz,,
- Institute of chemistry
, Pavel Kopel
Pavel Kopel,,
, Joanna Tkaczewska (FoFT / DoAPT)
Joanna Tkaczewska,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
, Dani Dordevic
Dani Dordevic,,
, Simona Jancikova
Simona Jancikova,,
, Piotr Kulawik (FoFT / DoAPT)
Piotr Kulawik,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
, Vedran Milosavljević
Vedran Milosavljević,,
, Kristyna Dolezelikova
Kristyna Dolezelikova,,
, Kristyna Smerkova
Kristyna Smerkova,,
, Pavel Svec
Pavel Svec,,
et al.`
Journal seriesPolymers, ISSN 2073-4360, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.8
Article number2046
Keywords in Englishfurcellaran; graphene oxide; maghemite nanoparticles; carbon quantum dots; nanocomposite films; active properties; linseed oil preservation
ASJC Classification1600 General Chemistry; 2507 Polymers and Plastics
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Nanocomposite Furcellaran Films—the Influence of Nanofillers on Functional Properties of Furcellaran Films and Effect on Linseed Oil Preservation of 12-12-2019
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.057; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.935 (2) - 2017=3.509 (5)
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FinansowanieThis research was supported by: Own Scholarship Fund of the University of Agriculture funded by the Rector of University of Agriculture in Cracow; CEITEC 2020 (LQ1601); and ERDF project “Multidisciplinary research to increase application potential of nanomaterials in agricultural” (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_025/0007314).
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