Food and Bioprocess Technology

, Volume 10, Issue 9, pp 1585–1594 | Cite as

Application of β-Cyclodextrin/2-Nonanone Inclusion Complex as Active Agent to Design of Antimicrobial Packaging Films for Control of Botrytis cinerea

  • Romina L. Abarca
  • Francisco J. Rodríguez
  • Abel Guarda
  • María J. Galotto
  • Julio E. Bruna
  • Mary A. Fávaro Perez
  • Fabiana Ramos Souza Felipe
  • Marisa Padula
Original Paper


The aim of this study was to develop, characterize and evaluate in vitro the efficacy of active films, based on an inclusion complex formed by β-cyclodextrin, 2-nonanone and two polymer matrices (polylactic acid and low density polyethylene). The different films were characterized by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), themogravimetric analysis (TGA), optical properties and antimicrobial activity against B. cinerea. The results showed important differences in the parameters evaluated where the level of agglomerates of additives was a key to explain these changes. Finally, microbiological analysis showed high effectiveness in reducing the Botrytis cinerea growth. The active films developed in this study were able to inhibit the growth of phytopathogenic fungus B. cinerea at different experimental conditions. The studied films have potential use for packaging fresh fruit susceptible to biological attack by this fungus.


Active packaging 2-Nonanone Botrytis cinerea Antifungal activity Inclusion complex 



The authors are grateful to the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, CONICYT, for its financial support from Center of Excellence with Basal Financing, Grant FB0807 (CEDENNA). Finally, the authors thank University of Santiago de Chile for its support (Grant USA1555).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Romina L. Abarca
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francisco J. Rodríguez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abel Guarda
    • 1
    • 2
  • María J. Galotto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Julio E. Bruna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mary A. Fávaro Perez
    • 3
  • Fabiana Ramos Souza Felipe
    • 3
  • Marisa Padula
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA), Food Packaging Laboratory (LABEN CHILE), Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of TechnologyUniversity of Santiago de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Edificio de AlimentosUSACHSantiagoChile
  3. 3.Packaging Technology Center (CETEA)Institute of Food Technology (ITAL)CampinasBrazil

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