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Synergistic effects of fresh garlic juice in cellulose based antimicrobial food packaging film

Lookup NU author(s): Sunanda Roy, Dr Kheng-Lim GohORCiD


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© 2022 Elsevier B.V. This article presented a novel food packaging film made from cellulose nanofibers (CNFs), raw garlic juice and glycerol. The film was made tough, strong, and barrier-resistant by treating the CNFs with glycerol and citric acid vapor, which performed as a plasticizer and cross-linking agent, respectively. Garlic juice was added as the antibacterial agent. The as-produced films exhibited 529, 47, and 59% higher extensibility, moisture resistance, and water vapor barrier, respectively than the pristine CNF film. The film also showed excellent antifungal and antibacterial resistance.

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Author(s): Roy S, Das T, Goh KL, Verma C, Maji PK, Sharma K, Chang Y-W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Materials Letters

Year: 2022

Volume: 324

Print publication date: 01/10/2022

Online publication date: 27/05/2022

Acceptance date: 26/05/2022

ISSN (print): 0167-577X

ISSN (electronic): 1873-4979

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2022.132538


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