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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Evaluation of edible films and coatings formulated with cassava starch, glycerol, carnauba wax and stearic acid|
|Abstract:||This study aimed at characterizing four formulations of cassava starch, glycerol, carnauba wax and stearic acid-based edible coatings/films, evaluating their water vapor resistance, the respiration rate of coated apple slices, surface solid density, solubility, mechanical properties, thermal properties and microstructure. Among the formulations evaluated, only the formulation with higher wax content did not promote an effective barrier to oxygen and water vapor and resulted in more rigid films. Formulations with higher glycerol content promoted lower respiration rate of apple slices, good water vapor resistance and flexible films, but the microstructure analysis showed a non-homogenous surface of the films with higher wax content. The glycerol added in formulations increased the solubility and reduced the melting temperature of the films. Formulation with 0.2% carnauba wax showed intermediate values of analyzed properties and promoted films with a more regular surface. Formulation containing 3% (w/w) cassava starch, 1.5% (w/w) glycerol, 0.2% (w/w) carnauba wax and 0.8% (w/w) stearic acid, presented films with a cohesive matrix, resulting in better mechanical properties, barrier to moisture and gas exchange. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
Water vapor resistance
|Editor:||Elsevier Sci Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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