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Chitosan-Based Functional Films Integrated with Magnolol: Characterization, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity and Pork Preservation

College of Food Engineering and Nutritional Science, Shanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710119, China
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(15), 7769; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22157769
Received: 19 June 2021 / Revised: 7 July 2021 / Accepted: 8 July 2021 / Published: 21 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chitosan Functionalizations, Formulations and Composites 2.0)
The aims of this study were to develop the magnolol–chitosan films and study the positive effect of the combination of magnolol and chitosan. The addition of magnolol made the magnolol–chitosan films exhibit higher density (1.06–1.87 g/cm3), but the relatively lower water vapor permeability (12.06–7.36 × 10−11·g·m−1·s−1·Pa−1) and water content (16.10–10.64%). The dense and smooth surface and cross-section of magnolol–chitosan films were observed by environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) images. The interaction of magnolol and chitosan was observed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). After the addition of magnolol, the antioxidant capacity of magnolol–chitosan films was increased from 18.99 to 82.00%, the growth of P. aeruginosa was inhibited and the inhibition percentage of biofilm formation was increased from 30.89 to 86.04%. We further verified that the application of magnolol–chitosan films on chilled pork significantly reduced the increases in pH value, inhibited the growth of microorganisms and extended the shelf life. Results suggest that magnolol had a positive effect on magnolol–chitosan films and could be effectively applied to pork preservation. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnolol; chitosan; film; antimicrobial; pork magnolol; chitosan; film; antimicrobial; pork
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Song, X.; Liu, L.; Wu, X.; Liu, Y.; Yuan, J. Chitosan-Based Functional Films Integrated with Magnolol: Characterization, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity and Pork Preservation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 7769. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22157769

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Song X, Liu L, Wu X, Liu Y, Yuan J. Chitosan-Based Functional Films Integrated with Magnolol: Characterization, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity and Pork Preservation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021; 22(15):7769. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22157769

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Song, Xueying, Liu Liu, Xiaoxia Wu, Yongfeng Liu, and Jialu Yuan. 2021. "Chitosan-Based Functional Films Integrated with Magnolol: Characterization, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity and Pork Preservation" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22, no. 15: 7769. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22157769

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