A review: Silver-zinc oxide nanoparticles-organoclay-reinforced chitosan bionanocomposites for food packaging

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Abstract

Research on bionanocomposites has been developed, while its application as food packaging is still being explored. They are usually made from natural polymers such as cellulose acetate, chitosan (CS), and polyvinyl alcohol. Bionanocomposite materials can replace traditional non-biodegradable plastic packaging materials, enabling them to use new, high-performance, lightweight, and environmentally friendly composite materials. However, this natural polymer has a weakness in mechanical properties. Therefore, a composite system is needed that will improve the properties of the biodegradable food packaging. The aim of this mini-review is to demonstrate recent progress in the synthesis, modification, characterization, and application of bionanocomposites reported by previous researchers. The focus is on the preparation and characterization of CS-based bionanocomposites. The mechanical properties of CS-based food packaging can be improved by adding reinforcement from inorganic materials such as organoclay. Meanwhile, the anti-bacterial properties of CS-based food packaging can be improved by adding nanoparticles such as Ag and ZnO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-1170
Number of pages16
JournalOpen Chemistry
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • bionanocomposites
  • chitosan
  • food packaging
  • nanoparticle
  • organoclay

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