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Electrospun Oxygen Scavenging Films of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Containing Palladium Nanoparticles for Active Packaging Applications

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Novel Materials and Nanotechnology Group, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Calle Catedrático Agustín Escardino Benlloch 7, 46980 Paterna, Spain
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Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Atilim University, Incek, Golbasi, 06830 Ankara, Turkey
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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(7), 469; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8070469
Received: 29 May 2018 / Revised: 18 June 2018 / Accepted: 21 June 2018 / Published: 27 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials to Enhance Food Quality, Safety, and Health Impact)
This paper reports on the development and characterization of oxygen scavenging films made of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) containing palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) prepared by electrospinning followed by annealing treatment at 160 °C. The PdNPs were modified with the intention to optimize their dispersion and distribution in PHB by means of two different surfactants permitted for food contact applications, i.e., hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS). Analysis of the morphology and characterization of the chemical, thermal, mechanical, and water and limonene vapor barrier properties and the oxygen scavenging capacity of the various PHB materials were carried out. From the results, it was seen that a better dispersion and distribution was obtained using CTAB as the dispersing aid. As a result, the PHB/PdNP nanocomposites containing CTAB provided also the best oxygen scavenging performance. These films offer a significant potential as new active coating or interlayer systems for application in the design of novel active food packaging structures. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyhydroxyalkanoates; palladium nanoparticles; packaging; electrospinning polyhydroxyalkanoates; palladium nanoparticles; packaging; electrospinning
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Cherpinski, A.; Gozutok, M.; Sasmazel, H.T.; Torres-Giner, S.; Lagaron, J.M. Electrospun Oxygen Scavenging Films of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Containing Palladium Nanoparticles for Active Packaging Applications. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 469.

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