Quercetin as natural stabilizing agent for bio-polymer

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Abstract

The introduction of antioxidants in polymers is the main way to prevent or delay the degradation process. In particular natural antioxidants receive attention in the food industry also because of their presumed safety. In this work bio-polymers, i.e. a commercial starch-based polymer (Mater-Bi®) and a bio-polyester (PLA), and a bio-polyether (PEO) were additivated with quercetin, a natural flavonoid antioxidants, in order to formulate bio-based films for ecosustainable packaging and outdoor applications. The photo-oxidation behavior of unstabilized and quercetin stabilized films was analyzed and compared with the behavior of films additivated with a commercial synthetic light stabilizer. The quercetin is able to slow down the photo-degradation rate of all bio-polymeric films investigated in similar way to the synthetic stabilizer
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteTIMES OF POLYMERS (TOP) AND COMPOSITES 2014
Pagine314-317
Numero di pagine4
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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NomeAIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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