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Molecules 2018, 23(7), 1556;

Cyclodextrin-Enabled Polymer Composites for Packaging

CycloLab Cyclodextrin R & D Laboratory Ltd., H-1097 Budapest, Hungary
Dedicated to Prof. József Szejtli on the 85th anniversary of his birth.
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Academic Editor: Bernard Martel
Received: 28 May 2018 / Revised: 19 June 2018 / Accepted: 21 June 2018 / Published: 27 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cyclodextrin Chemistry 2018)
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Cyclodextrin complexes of fragrances, antimicrobial agents, dyes, insecticides, UV-filters can be incorporated into polymers (packaging films, trays, containers) either to ensure the slow release or a homogeneous distribution of the complexed substances. This way the propagation of microorganisms on surface of enwrapped products is decelerated, or the product is made more attractive by slowly released fragrances, protected against UV-light-induced deterioration, oxidation, etc. Incorporating empty cyclodextrins into the packaging material an aroma barrier packaging is produced, which decelerates the loss of the aroma from the packaged food, prevents the penetration of undesired volatile pollutants from the environment, like components of exhaust gases, cigarette smoke, and reduces the migration of plasticizers, residual solvents and monomers, etc. Applying cyclodextrins in active packaging allows to preserve the quality of food and ensures a longer shelf-life for the packaged items. View Full-Text
Keywords: aroma; barrier; biodegradability; films; food; flavor; fragrance; molecular encapsulation; plastic; preservatives aroma; barrier; biodegradability; films; food; flavor; fragrance; molecular encapsulation; plastic; preservatives

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Szente, L.; Fenyvesi, É. Cyclodextrin-Enabled Polymer Composites for Packaging. Molecules 2018, 23, 1556.

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