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Extending the Shelf Life of Strawberries by the Sonochemical Coating of their Surface with Nanoparticles of an Edible Anti-Bacterial Compound

Department of Chemistry and the BINA center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 5290002, Israel
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Appl. Nano 2021, 2(1), 14-24; https://doi.org/10.3390/applnano2010002
Received: 11 November 2020 / Revised: 2 December 2020 / Accepted: 21 December 2020 / Published: 4 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Feature Papers for Applied Nano)
The current paper presents the coating of harvested strawberries with edible nanoparticles of Chitosan. The NPs were formed by the application of ultrasonic waves on an acidic solution of chitosan. In a one-step process the nanoparticles were created and subsequent to their formation they were deposited on the strawberries surface. The shelf life of the NPs coated was compared with the deposition of the same amount of non-sonicated chitosan, i.e., coating of individual chitosan molecules on the fruit. The characterization of the coated fruits was carried out by monitoring the weight loss. TSS (total soluble solids), pH, TA (titratable acidity), and Vitamin C. Finally, the freshness of the strawberries was determined by eye observation. In addition, the characterization of the chitosan NPs was also conducted in this study by (DLS) dynamic light scattering and (SEM) scanning electron microscopy. View Full-Text
Keywords: Sonochemistry; chitosan; nanoparticles; edible coating; strawberry Sonochemistry; chitosan; nanoparticles; edible coating; strawberry
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Abu Salha, B.; Gedanken, A. Extending the Shelf Life of Strawberries by the Sonochemical Coating of their Surface with Nanoparticles of an Edible Anti-Bacterial Compound. Appl. Nano 2021, 2, 14-24. https://doi.org/10.3390/applnano2010002

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Abu Salha B, Gedanken A. Extending the Shelf Life of Strawberries by the Sonochemical Coating of their Surface with Nanoparticles of an Edible Anti-Bacterial Compound. Applied Nano. 2021; 2(1):14-24. https://doi.org/10.3390/applnano2010002

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Abu Salha, Belal, and Aharon Gedanken. 2021. "Extending the Shelf Life of Strawberries by the Sonochemical Coating of their Surface with Nanoparticles of an Edible Anti-Bacterial Compound" Applied Nano 2, no. 1: 14-24. https://doi.org/10.3390/applnano2010002

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