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Biological Activity of Thyme White Essential Oil Stabilized by Cellulose Nanocrystals

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Department of Biosystems and Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Department of Forest Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Biomolecules 2019, 9(12), 799; https://doi.org/10.3390/biom9120799
Received: 30 October 2019 / Revised: 22 November 2019 / Accepted: 26 November 2019 / Published: 28 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Perspectives of Essential Oils)
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are produced by sulfonic acid hydrolysis and used for the formation of Pickering emulsion (PE) with thyme white essential oil (EO). Highly volatile and hydrophobic thyme white is encapsulated in PE by the amphiphilicity of CNCs. Encapsulation of EO in a CNC shell is determined by confocal microscopy with distinct fluorescent labelling. The amount of CNC affects the size distribution of PE, and the emulsion stability is confirmed by rheological property. The antimicrobial activity of the emulsion is evaluated against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus by minimal inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration. The larvicidal activity is also investigated against Aedes albopictus by dispersing the emulsion in water.
Keywords: thyme white essential oil; biological activity; Pickering emulsion; cellulose nanocrystal thyme white essential oil; biological activity; Pickering emulsion; cellulose nanocrystal
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Shin, J.; Na, K.; Shin, S.; Seo, S.-M.; Youn, H.J.; Park, I.-K.; Hyun, J. Biological Activity of Thyme White Essential Oil Stabilized by Cellulose Nanocrystals. Biomolecules 2019, 9, 799.

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