, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 601-613
Date: 30 Oct 2012

Preparation of cyclodextrin grafting wood flour and investigation of the release characteristics of eugenol

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Poplar wood flour, a low-cost and abundantly available material, was modified by grafting β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) in the presence of citric acid or 1,2,3,4-Butanetetracarboxylic acid, aiming to expand the application of wood flour. The products were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and the technique of phenolphthalein probe. The grafting conditions of β-CD onto wood flour including curing temperature, β-CD concentration in impregnation solution and catalyst were also evaluated by the technique of phenolphthalein probe. Besides, eugenol (EG), an antibacterial fragrant guest molecule, was loaded on the modified wood flour by lyophilization, and its release characteristics were investigated by Thermo-gravimetric. The results revealed that the modified wood flour material had a thermo-protective effect on the volatilization of EG and the encapsulated EG content was reached to 1.31 %, which could demonstrate a potential application in the finishing and packing areas.