Biodegradable and transparent cellulose film prepared eco-friendly from durian rind for packaging application
Publication date: September 2019Source: Food Packaging and Shelf Life, Volume 21Author(s): Guili Zhao, Xiaomei Lyu, Jaslyn Lee, Xi Cui, Wei-Ning ChenAbstractHigh purity cellulose was isolated from durian rind in this study. Cellulose films were successfully regenerated from cellulose solution in lithium chloride/N,Ndimethylacetamide using water as regeneration solvent. The X-ray diffraction and FTIR results revealed that the durian-rind cellulose (DC) fiber was similar to commercial cellulose derived from cotton linters. The regenerated cellulose film exhibited good appearance with smooth surface and excellent transparency. The tensile tests results showed that DC film possessed high rigidity and tensile strength. The biodegradation analysis indicated that DC film could be 100% broken down in soil in 4 weeks, higher biodegradation percentage than that of cellophane, suggesting outstanding biodegradability of DC film. This work provides a potential application of conversion of durian rind as well as other cellulosic waste resource into biodegradable packaging and other functional materials.
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Review of "Atlas of Artifacts in Clinical Neurophysiology," by William O. Tatum, IV Atlas of Artifacts in Clinical Neurophysiology by William O. Tatum , IV, Demos Medical Publishing, 2018 , 419 pages. ISBN: 9780826169341 . E-book ISBN: 978-0826169358 . List Price: $185.00; Amazon New: $154.02; Amazon Used: $144.00; Kindle: $129.36. Neurodiagn J. 2019 Aug 23;:1-2 Authors: Clark-Bash RJ PMID: 31441708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Moosavian SP, Arab A, Mehrabani S, Moradi S, Nasirian M Abstract Background: Several studies have investigated the effect of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E on oxidative stress and inflammation, but their findings are inconsistent. The aim of this meta-analysis is to elucidate the overall effects of co-supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E on oxidative stress and inflammation. Methods: We searched titles, abstracts, and keywords of relevant articles indexed in PubMed, ISI, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases up to December 2018 to identify eligible RCT studies. Random effects model was...
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