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Int J Biol Macromol ; 185: 535-542, 2021 Aug 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34216656

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Antimicrobial films based on polylactic acid (PLA) were developed by incorporating Thymus vulgaris essential oil (TV-EOs) with different concentrations of ethanolic extract of Mediterranean propolis (EEP) (5 wt% and 10 wt% based on PLA). The antimicrobial activities of EEP were performed by the agar disc diffusion method. The EEP exhibited high antimicrobial properties with inhibition zone diameter of 12.1 and 11.58 mm against Staphylococcus aureus and Penicillium sp., respectively. The addition of TV-EOs to films containing 5 and 10 wt% of EEP decrease the elastic modulus from 1292 MPa to 1084 MPa and 911.1 MPa to 794 MPa compared with films containing 5 and 10% of EEP alone, respectively. However, the elongation at break increased by 64% after the addition of TV-EOs to the film containing 10 wt% of EEP. Thermal stability of films improvement by the addition of TV-EOs and EEP. Antimicrobial activity of the films showed that films containing 10 wt% EEP inhibited the growth of Candida albicans and the combination of EEP and TV-EOs in the PLA matrix showed a synergistic effect against Escherichia coli. The developed PLA-based films with antimicrobial activity have a potential application in food packaging to increase the shelf life of packaged food.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Etanol/farmacologia , Óleos Voláteis/farmacologia , Poliésteres/química , Própole/química , Thymus (Planta)/química , Antibacterianos/química , Candida albicans/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Etanol/química , Embalagem de Alimentos , Armazenamento de Alimentos , Óleos Voláteis/química , Óleos Vegetais/química , Óleos Vegetais/farmacologia , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier
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