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Functional properties of biopolymer-based films modified with surfactants: a brief review


Shamsuri, Ahmad Adlie and Md. Jamil, Siti Nurul Ain (2020) Functional properties of biopolymer-based films modified with surfactants: a brief review. Processes, 8 (9). art. no. 1039. pp. 1-14. ISSN 2227-9717


An increase of environmental awareness recently has increased the interest of researchers in using of biopolymer-based films. The films have been prepared extensively by utilizing starch, carboxymethyl cellulose, chitosan, protein, gelatin, carrageenan, alginate, pectin, guar gum and pullulan. They are typically modified with surface-active agents (surfactants) such as glycerol monostearate, sucrose ester, sodium stearoyl lactate, sodium dodecyl sulfate, ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl, Span 20 to 80, Tween-20 to 80 and soy lecithin for improving the functional properties of the films. In this brief review, two types of biopolymer-based films that prepared through casting method were categorized, specifically solution- and emulsion-based films. The four types of surfactants, namely non-ionic, anionic, cationic and amphoteric surfactants that are regularly used to modify biopolymer-based films are also described. The functional properties of the films modified with different types of surfactants are briefly reviewed. This study enhances the attraction of researchers in biopolymer-based films and the improvement of new concepts in this niche area.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Centre of Foundation Studies for Agricultural Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8091039
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Keywords: Surfactant; Biopolymer; Film; Functional properties
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 23:16
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 23:16
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/89083
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