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

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Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Balicka Street 122, PL-30-149 Cracow, Poland
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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, 17. listopadu 12, CZ-771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 3058/10, CZ-616 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Department of Animal Product Technology, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Cracow, Balicka 122 Street, PL-30-149 Cracow, Poland
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Department of Vegetable Foodstuffs Hygiene and Technology, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Palackeho tr. 1946/1, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
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Department of Technology and Organization of Public Catering, South Ural State University, Lenin Prospect 76, 454080 Chelyabinsk, Russia
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613-00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Purkynova 123, CZ-612 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Polymers 2019, 11(12), 2046; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11122046
Received: 7 November 2019 / Revised: 5 December 2019 / Accepted: 6 December 2019 / Published: 9 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Biodegradable Polymers and Composites for Food Packaging)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: furcellaran; graphene oxide; maghemite nanoparticles; carbon quantum dots; nanocomposite films; active properties; linseed oil preservation furcellaran; graphene oxide; maghemite nanoparticles; carbon quantum dots; nanocomposite films; active properties; linseed oil preservation
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Jamróz, E.; Kopel, P.; Tkaczewska, J.; Dordevic, D.; Jancikova, S.; Kulawik, P.; Milosavljevic, V.; Dolezelikova, K.; Smerkova, K.; Svec, P.; Adam, V. Nanocomposite Furcellaran Films—the Influence of Nanofillers on Functional Properties of Furcellaran Films and Effect on Linseed Oil Preservation. Polymers 2019, 11, 2046. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11122046

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Jamróz E, Kopel P, Tkaczewska J, Dordevic D, Jancikova S, Kulawik P, Milosavljevic V, Dolezelikova K, Smerkova K, Svec P, Adam V. Nanocomposite Furcellaran Films—the Influence of Nanofillers on Functional Properties of Furcellaran Films and Effect on Linseed Oil Preservation. Polymers. 2019; 11(12):2046. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11122046

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Jamróz, Ewelina; Kopel, Pavel; Tkaczewska, Joanna; Dordevic, Dani; Jancikova, Simona; Kulawik, Piotr; Milosavljevic, Vedran; Dolezelikova, Kristyna; Smerkova, Kristyna; Svec, Pavel; Adam, Vojtech. 2019. "Nanocomposite Furcellaran Films—the Influence of Nanofillers on Functional Properties of Furcellaran Films and Effect on Linseed Oil Preservation" Polymers 11, no. 12: 2046. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11122046

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