Chitosan-zinc oxide composite for active food packaging Applications

Abdul Razak, S.R. and Basri, Hatijah (2018) Chitosan-zinc oxide composite for active food packaging Applications. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (4.3). pp. 253-256. ISSN 0975-4024

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Chitosan-zinc oxide (C-ZnO) films were prepared by a simple one pot procedure. In order to investigate the property of C-ZnO films, two composite films were prepared by varying the loading of ZnO and compared with pure chitosan film (C). The films were character-ized by various techniques such as FTIR, DSC, tensile, contact angle and water vapour permeability. FTIR analysis showed changes in hydrogen bonds band at 3351 cm-1 compared to pure chitosan film. The incorporation of ZnO in chitosan films increased the contact angle by 30.5% in C-ZnO1.0 film while water vapour transmission rate decreased by 7.8% compared to C film. From the tensile test, C-ZnO0.5 and C-ZnO1.0 films were found to be much superior by 1.5 times and 2.5 times respectively compared to bare chitosan film. Larger inhibition ring (by 47%) was exhibited by C-ZnO1.0 as compared to C-ZnO0.5 when tested against S.aureus. From the results, it is displayed that the incorporation of zinc oxide to chitosan improve their properties which also shown the potential to become a candi-date for food active packaging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active Packaging; Antimicrobial; Chitosan; Contact Angle; Zinc Oxide
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368-456 Food processing and manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Physics and Chemistry
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2021 07:01
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2021 07:01

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