@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12979,
	  title     = {Structural Characterization and Physical Properties of Antimicrobial (AM) Starch-Based Films},
	  author    = {Eraricar Salleh and  Ida Idayu Muhamad and  Nozieanna Khairuddin},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Antimicrobial (AM) starch-based films were
developed by incorporating chitosan and lauric acid as antimicrobial
agent into starch-based film. Chitosan has wide range of applications
as a biomaterial, but barriers still exist to its broader use due to its
physical and chemical limitations. In this work, a series of
starch/chitosan (SC) blend films containing 8% of lauric acid was
prepared by casting method. The structure of the film was
characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Xray
diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
The results indicated that there were strong interactions were present
between the hydroxyl groups of starch and the amino groups of
chitosan resulting in a good miscibility between starch and chitosan
in the blend films. Physical properties and optical properties of the
AM starch-based film were evaluated. The AM starch-based films
incorporated with chitosan and lauric acid showed an improvement in
water vapour transmission rate (WVTR) and addition of starch
content provided more transparent films while the yellowness of the
film attributed to the higher chitosan content. The improvement in
water barrier properties was mainly attributed to the hydrophobicity
of lauric acid and optimum chitosan or starch content. AM starch
based film also showed excellent oxygen barrier. Obtaining films
with good oxygen permeability would be an indication of the
potential use of these antimicrobial packaging as a natural packaging
and an alternative packaging to the synthetic polymer to protect food
from oxidation reactions},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {7},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {352 - 360},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12979},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/31},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 31, 2009},