Diffusion of linalool and methylchavicol from polyethylene-based antimicrobial packaging films

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Suppakul, Panuwat, Sonneveld, Kees, Miltz, Joseph and Bigger, Stephen W (2011) Diffusion of linalool and methylchavicol from polyethylene-based antimicrobial packaging films. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 44 (9). pp. 1888-1893. ISSN 0023-6438


The diffusion of linalool and methylchavicol from thin (45–50 μm) antimicrobial low-density polyethylene-based films was evaluated after immersion in isooctane and the effect of temperature (4, 10, or 25 °C) on the diffusion rate was evaluated. The kinetics of linalool and methylchavicol release showed a non-Fickian behavior at the lowest temperature. An increase in temperature from 4 °C to 25 °C resulted in an increase in the diffusion coefficient from 4.2 × 10−13 m2 s−1 to 2.5 × 10−12 m2 s−1 for linalool and from 3.5 × 10−13 m2 s−1 to 1.1 × 10−12 m2 s−1 for methylchavicol. The effect of temperature on the diffusion coefficient followed an Arrhenius-type model (r2 = 0.972) in relation to a time-response function with a Hill coefficient. Activation energies of 57.8 kJ mol−1 (linalool) and 42.8 kJ mol−1 (methylchavicol) were observed.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7666
DOI 10.1016/j.lwt.2011.03.024
Official URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0908 Food Sciences
Historical > SEO Classification > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Keywords ResPubID22910, diffusion, Hill coefficient, linalool, methylchavicol, antimicrobial film, food packaging
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