Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Biological Sciences and Technology

Preparation and Characterization of Antimicrobial Activity Bacterial Cellulose Membrane

Authors
Wei-Hua Tang, Shi-Ru Jia, Yuan-Yuan Jia
Corresponding Author
Wei-Hua Tang
Available Online January 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bst-16.2016.16How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Bacterial cellulose, -poly lysine, Antimicrobial activity, Characterization.
Abstract
Bacterial cellulose (BC) shows good potentiality as active packaging material. However, bacterial cellulose itself has no antimicrobial activity to prevent microbial contamination. To achieve antimicrobial activity, -poly lysine ( -PL) was incorporated into BC by immersing BC in -PL solution. Investigations into the effects of -PL concentrations and contact times on incorporation of -PL into cellulose membranes showed that the lowest -PL concentration and the shortest time for production of an effective antimicrobial cellulose membrane ( -PL/BC) were 400 mg/l and 2 hours, respectively. The antimicrobial cellulose membrane was characterized by FTIR, XRD and AFM. It was found that -PL is incorporated into the BC network, and the antimicrobial cellulose membrane is not a simple mixture of BC and -PL. In this study -PL/BC membranes are demonstrated to have potential applicability as antimicrobial packaging films.
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The International Conference on Biological Sciences and Technology
Part of series
Advances in Biological Sciences Research
Publication Date
January 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-161-2
ISSN
2468-5747
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bst-16.2016.16How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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