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Antimicrobial activity and physico-mechanical properties of curcumin, nanocurcumin and ginger extract incorporated methyl-cellulose film.

Pankaj Kumar, Sharma (2014) Antimicrobial activity and physico-mechanical properties of curcumin, nanocurcumin and ginger extract incorporated methyl-cellulose film. [Student Project Report] (Submitted)

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Abstract

Experimentation was done to evaluate the performance of a biodegradable film using curcumin nanoparticle and ginger extract as a primary antimicrobial agent and methylcellulose as the polymer matrix. The main objective of this research is to fabricate a biodegradable antimicrobial film using curcumin, curcumin nanoparticle and ginger extract. The films were prepared by wet casting of the aqueous solution containing methylcellulose as the main polymer, ethanol as solvent, and glycerol as plasticizer. Films prepared with various concentration of curcumin (0.3%, 0.5%), curcumin nanoparticle (0.3%, 0.5% w/w) and ginger extract (0.7% &0.5%) in combination with nanocurcumin (0.3% and 0.5%). It was observed that curcumin nanoparticle films and ginger extract with nanocurcumin films showed increase in mechanical properties however the mechanical properties of ginger extract with nanocurcumin films were less as compared to that of nanocurcumin. Compared to curcumin films, the inhibition of microbial strain by curcumin nanoparticle films were increased in selected strain of E.coli, S. aureus & B.cereus. But the inhibition of microbial strain by ginger extract with nanocurcumin films were even more increased in selected strain as compared to nanocurcumin films.

Item Type: Student Project Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: curcumin nanoparticle, ginger extract, antimicrobial film
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 30 Spices/Condiments
Divisions: Food Packaging Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2015 11:51
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2015 11:51
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/11995

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