Bioplásticos

Bioplásticos

The Effect of Cyclosporin A on Aspergillus niger and the Possible Mechanisms Involved
28/01/2023 - Aspergillus niger is one of the major pathogenic fungi causing postharvest grape decay. The development of antifungal agents is beneficial to reduce the loss of grapes during storage. The aim of this...
Photocrosslinked Fish Collagen Peptide/Chitin Nanofiber Composite Hydrogels from Marine Resources: Preparation, Mechanical Properties, and an In Vitro Study
29/01/2023 - Fish collagen peptide (FCP) is a water-soluble polymer with easy accessibility, bioactivity, and reactivity due to its solubility. The gelation of FCP can be carried out by chemical crosslinking, but...
Technoeconomic Assessment of Biopolymer Production from Crustacean Waste with the UK as a Case Study
26/01/2023 - Marine pollution has increased in recent decades, largely due to the proliferation of seafood processing plants and the improper disposal of their associated waste streams. The waste streams consist...
Super-Resolution Imaging of Plant Receptor-Like Kinases Uncovers Their Colocalization and Coordination with Nanometer Resolution
- Plant cell signaling often relies on the cellular organization of receptor-like kinases (RLKs) within membrane nanodomains to enhance signaling specificity and efficiency. Thus, nanometer-scale...
Direct conversion of chitin derived N-acetyl-D-glucosamine into 3-acetamido-5-acetylfuran in deep eutectic solvents
14/01/2023 - 3-Acetylamino-5-acetylfuran (3A5AF) is an important nitrogen-containing fine chemical with broad application prospects and high research value. Herein, we report a novel method for the conversion...
Covalent Cross-Linking as a Strategy to Prepare Water-Dispersible Chitosan Nanogels
13/01/2023 - Due to the environmental problems generated by petroleum derivative polymers as mentioned in Agenda 2030, the use of natural polymers is increasing. Among them, cellulose and chitin are the most...
Polysaccharides for Biodegradable Packaging Materials: Past, Present, and Future (Brief Review)
15/01/2023 - The ecological problems emerging due to accumulation of non-biodegradable plastics are becoming more and more urgent. This problem can be solved by the development of biodegradable materials which...
Development of Stable Pickering Emulsions with TEMPO-Oxidized Chitin Nanocrystals for Encapsulation of Quercetin
12/01/2023 - Pickering emulsions stabilized by TEMPO-oxidized chitin nanocrystals (T-ChNCs) were developed for quercetin delivery. T-ChNCs were synthesized by TEMPO oxidation chitin and systematically...
Chitosan Edible Films and Coatings with Added Bioactive Compounds: Antibacterial and Antioxidant Properties and Their Application to Food Products: A Review
12/01/2023 - Chitosan is the deacetylated form of chitin regarded as one of the most abundant polymers and due to its properties, both chitosan alone or in combination with bioactive substances for the production...
Laccase immobilization on hierarchical micro/nano porous chitin/graphene oxide beads prepared via Pickering emulsion template for dye decolorization
- Nowadays, the removal of dye molecules from water sources is a major environmental concern and challenge. Enzymatic degradation (biological) and adsorptive (physical) dye removal are considered to...
Chitin-Derived Nanocatalysts for Reductive Amination Reactions
06/01/2023 - Chitin, the second most abundant biopolymer in the planet after cellulose, represents a renewable carbon and nitrogen source. A thrilling opportunity for the valorization of chitin is focused on the...
Comparison of the Degree of Acetylation of Chitin Nanocrystals Measured by Various Analysis Methods
06/01/2023 - Chitin and its derivate chitosan have versatile properties and have been used in various applications. One key parameter determining the functionality of chitin-based materials is the degree of...
Preparation of Nanochitin Films with Oligochitin Graft Chains
27/12/2022 - Even nowadays, chitin is mostly unutilized as a biomass resource, although it is abundantly present in nature. To develop an efficient method to use chitin as the component in new functional...
The Use of Chitin from the Molts of Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) for the Removal of Anionic and Cationic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions
05/01/2023 - The possibility of using chitin from the molts of an insect–ealworm (Tenebrio molitor) to remove anionic (RB5, RY84) and cationic dyes (BV10, BR46) from aqueous solutions was...
Chitin whiskers enhanced methacrylated hydroxybutyl chitosan hydrogels as anti-deformation scaffold for 3D cell culture
- Hydrogel, as three-dimensional (3D) cell culture scaffold, is an effective strategy for tissue and organ regeneration due to their good biocompatibility, biodegradability and resemblance to body...
Reusable carbon dot/chitin nanocrystal hybrid sorbent for the selective detection and removal of Cr(VI) and Co(II) ions from wastewater
- The last few decades have seen a dramatic increase in heavy metal ions in industrial wastewater, especially Cr6+ and Co2+ ions, which have been shown to adversely affect human health; thus, there...
Gelatin and Chitosan as Meat By-Products and Their Recent Applications
22/12/2022 - Meat by-products such as bones, skin, horns, hooves, feet, skull, etc., are produced from slaughtered mammals. Innovative solutions are very important to achieving sustainability and obtaining the...
Directed evolution of a ?-N-acetylhexosaminidase from Haloferula sp. for lacto-N-triose II and lacto-N-neotetraose synthesis from chitin
- In our previous study, a ?-N-acetylhexosaminidase (HaHex74) from Haloferula sp. showing high human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) synthesis ability was identified and...
A New Mediterranean Flour Moth-Derived Chitosan: Characterization and Co-electrospun Hybrid Fabrication
- Abstract In this study, the chitin of adult Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuheniella) (Cht) was extracted and then converted to chitosan by...