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Angelica Essential Oil Loaded Electrospun Gelatin Nanofibers for Active Food Packaging Application

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School of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Micro-nano Manufacturing Technology and Equipment, School of Electromechanical Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
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School of Biotechnology and Health Sciences, Wuyi University, Jiangmen 529020, China
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Polymers 2020, 12(2), 299; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12020299
Received: 2 January 2020 / Revised: 29 January 2020 / Accepted: 30 January 2020 / Published: 2 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymeric Materials with Antibacterial Activity)
The development of food packaging possessing bioactivities which could extend the shelf life of food has gained increased interest in recent years. In this study, gelatin nanofibers with encapsulated angelica essential oil (AEO) were fabricated via electrospinning. The morphology of gelatin/AEO nanofibers was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the addition of AEO resulted in the increase of fiber diameter. The proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR) spectra were measured to confirm the presence of AEO in nanofibers. The hydrophobic property of gelatin nanofibers was also found to be improved with the addition of AEO. The nanofibers incorporated with AEO showed significant antioxidant activity and inhibitory effect against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria in a concentration dependent manner. Furthermore, the 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay demonstrated that the developed gelatin/AEO nanofibers revealed no cytotoxicity effect. Thus, gelatin nanofibers incorporated with AEO can be used as potential food packaging. View Full-Text
Keywords: gelatin; angelica; electrospinning; nanofiber; hydrophobicity; bioactivity; food packaging gelatin; angelica; electrospinning; nanofiber; hydrophobicity; bioactivity; food packaging
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Zhou, Y.; Miao, X.; Lan, X.; Luo, J.; Luo, T.; Zhong, Z.; Gao, X.; Mafang, Z.; Ji, J.; Wang, H.; Tang, Y. Angelica Essential Oil Loaded Electrospun Gelatin Nanofibers for Active Food Packaging Application. Polymers 2020, 12, 299.

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