Biodegradable films with antifungal properties based on starch and ZnO nanoparticles

CASTAÑO, P.; RODRÍGUEZ, S.; AQUEVEQUE, P.; MALDONADO, A.;  RIQUELME, S.; PADILLA, R.; SANZANA, J.:
Reports of the VII International Conference on Materials Medellín, Colombia. Revista Colombiana de Materiales N°5, 35-41 (2013).

Abstract

Potato starch based films with different amounts of ZnO nanoparticles (NPs ZnO) were obtained from a solution-casting method with microwave heating. The films were characterized chemically, thermally and mechanically. The NPs ZnO content affected the mechanical and anti- fungal response of the films made. The thermal or microstructure properties of the films were no affected by NPs ZnO content.

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