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Development of bionanocomposite films based on starch, pectin and layered double hydroxides through continuous process

Grant number: 12/21867-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 03, 2013
Effective date (End): June 02, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal researcher:Luiz Henrique Capparelli Mattoso
Grantee:Francys Kley Vieira Moreira
Supervisor abroad: Tara H. McHugh
Home Institution: Embrapa Instrumentação Agropecuária. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA). Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Western Regional Research Center, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:10/11584-5 - Development of biodegradable polymeric nanocomposites from pectin, starch and layered double hydroxides, BP.DR


Layered double Hydroxides (LDHs) are anionic clays that have attracted enormous interest in scientific studies. Such solids can be synthesized in laboratory by using several methods and kinds of divalent and trivalent metals. LDHs possesses intercalation properties, flame retardant effects and eco-compatibility depending on the metallic composition. In this context, LDHs show great potential to develop biodegradable plastic with improved properties. In this BEPE project, it is proposed the development of biodegradable films based on pectin and starch, and the incorporation of HDL MgAl and CaAl in these materials through continuous casting. The continuous casting is a novel approach in developing LDH-based nanocomposites and has tremendous potential in improving the dispersion and properties of these materials. The MgAl and CaAl LDHs will be synthesized by co-precipitation and incorporated into pectin- and starch-based aqeous solutions.The microstructure and properties of the LDH/pectin and LDH/starch bionanocomposites will be studied by X-ray diffraction, FTIR spectroscopy, electron microscopies (SEM and TEM), mechanical tests, water vapour transmission rate determinations and other techniques. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LEITE, LILIANE S. F.; FERREIRA, CAIO M.; CORREA, ANA C.; MOREIRA, V, FRANCYS K.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C. Scaled-up production of gelatin-cellulose nanocrystal bionanocomposite films by continuous casting. Carbohydrate Polymers, v. 238, JUN 15 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MUNHOZ, DAVI R.; BERNARDO, MARCELA P.; MALAFATTI, JOAO O. D.; MOREIRA, FRANCYS K. V.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C. Alginate films functionalized with silver sulfadiazine-loaded [Mg-Al] layered double hydroxide as antimicrobial wound dressing. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, v. 141, p. 504-510, DEC 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
MUNHOZ, DAVI R.; MOREIRA, V, FRANCYS K.; BRESOLIN, JOANA D.; BERNARDO, MARCELA P.; DE SOUSA, CRISTINA P.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C. Sustainable Production and In vitro Biodegradability of Edible Films from Yellow Passion Fruit Coproducts via Continuous Casting. ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, v. 6, n. 8, p. 9883-9892, AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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