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Journal of Polymers and the Environment

, Volume 27, Issue 8, pp 1686–1692 | Cite as

Bioactivity Potentials of Biodegradable Chitosan/Gelatin Film Forming Solutions Combined with Monoterpenoid Compounds

  • Tuba BaygarEmail author
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Abstract

Novel food packaging systems including biodegradable/edible films have been introduced to the market for consumers who desire natural products for their nutrition. Biochemically active plant compounds are added to the biopolymer-based films to improve their functionality. Within the present study, chitosan (1%) and gelatin (4%) biopolymer-based film forming solutions (FFSs) combined with 1, 2, 5 and 10% (v/v) eugenol, pulegone and carvacrol, monoterpenoid compounds, were evaluated for their antimicrobial and antioxidative potential. Antioxidant activities and total phenolic contents (TPC) of the FFSs were determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity and Folin–Ciocalteau assays, respectively. Screening the antimicrobial activity of FFSs were performed against food spoilage microorganisms including Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes and a fungi, Candida albicans by using agar well diffusion method. The chitosan FFS containing 10% carvacrol had greater TPC (3857.3 ± 0.07 mg gallic acid equivalent/L). The highest antioxidative capacity was observed for the chitosan FFS containing 10% eugenol as 97.92 ± 0.01%. FFSs with monoterpenoids showed promising antimicrobial activities against tested microorganisms. Based on antioxidative and antimicrobial potentials of the FFSs, it can be envisaged to use monoterpenoid incorporation to biopolymer films for food packaging applications.

Keywords

Biodegradable Film forming solution Monoterpenoid Antimicrobial Antioxidant 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Author would like to thank to Prof. Dr. Aysel UGUR, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurdan SARAC and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yunus Alparslan for supporting the analyses.

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Conflict of interest

The author declare no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Laboratories CenterMugla Sitki Kocman UniversityMuglaTurkey

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