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Immobilization of bioactive compounds in Cassia grandis galactomannan-based films: influence on physicochemical properties

  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 96, 727-735, 2017

Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract

Galactomannan extracted from Cassia grandis seeds was used for the production of films containing different concentrations of the bioactive compounds lactoferrin (LF), bioactive peptides (BAPs), and phytosterols. SEM, FTIR, mechanical and thermal properties, colour, moisture content (MC), solubility, water vapour permeability (WVP), and contact angle (CA) were performed evaluating the effect of increasing concentrations of bioactive compounds on the films’ physicochemical properties. The immobilization of bioactive compounds leads to films with roughness on their surface, as observed by SEM. T ...

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