Preparation and Characterization of Antimicrobial Activity Bacterial Cellulose Membrane
- Wei-Hua Tang, Shi-Ru Jia, Yuan-Yuan Jia
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- Wei-Hua Tang
Available Online January 2016.
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- Bacterial cellulose, -poly lysine, Antimicrobial activity, Characterization.
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Wei-Hua Tang AU - Shi-Ru Jia AU - Yuan-Yuan Jia PY - 2016/01 DA - 2016/01 TI - Preparation and Characterization of Antimicrobial Activity Bacterial Cellulose Membrane BT - The International Conference on Biological Sciences and Technology PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2468-5747 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/bst-16.2016.16 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/bst-16.2016.16 ID - Tang2016/01 ER -