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Influence of the surface modification of titanium dioxide nanoparticles TiO2 under efficiency of silver nanodots deposition and its effect under the properties of starch–chitosan (SC) films

  • Javier Vallejo-Montesinos
  • Juana Gámez-Cordero
  • Ramon Zarraga
  • Ma Cristina Pérez Pérez
  • J. A. Gonzalez-CalderonEmail author
Original Paper
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Abstract

In this work is presented a facile method for the elaboration of starch–chitosan films with functionalized particles of titanium dioxide. The chemical modification of the nanoparticles allows to improve the mechanical properties of the film itself. The films containing the TiO2 functionalized with the alkoxysilane presented an improvement in the tensile strength of 33%. Also, the insertion of silver nanodots reinforces the antimicrobial properties of the starch–chitosan films. This method of fabrication of biodegradable films represents an excellent green choice for possible applications as food packaging due to their mechanical properties.

Keywords

Titanium dioxide Functionalization Silver nanoparticles Mechanical properties Chitosan Starch 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors want to thank Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT) for the scholarship granted that allow the fulfillment of this work and Mariana Gisela Peña Juárez for the assistance in the language editing. Amir Gonzalez thanks Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico for the support of the Project 6409.18-P.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Campus Guanajuato, Departamento de QuímicaUniversidad de GuanajuatoGuanajuatoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Ingeniería BioquímicaInstituto Tecnológico de CelayaCelayaMexico
  3. 3.Departamento de Ingeniería IndustrialInstituto Tecnológico de CelayaCelayaMexico
  4. 4.Cátedras CONACYT-Instituto de FísicaUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis PotosíSan Luis PotosíMexico

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