Characterization of hutbak based papers activated with limonene for food packaging

Pan H. C., Polat S.

INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, vol.204, pp.1-8, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 204
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2023.117308
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Limonene has a great potential to create an active paper for citrus products. The aim of this study is first to encapsulate limonone by liposome method and cyclodextrin inclusion methods and second to characterize and measure antifungal activity of hutbak papers that have active properties. Active hutbak papers are produced by dipping method with free limonene solution (H-L), encapsulated limonene containing liposome solution (H-Lp), hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin/limonene inclusion complex solutions (H-HPβCD) and beta-cyclodextrin/ limonene (H-βCD) inclusion complex solutions. The effects of the production methods on the physical properties of the papers were analyzed by tensile test and color analysis. The produced active papers were stored for 30 days at 4⁰C. The amount of limonene remaining in the papers and antifungal activity analyzes against P. digitatum and P. expansium were performed on intervals of storage. The highest limonene content values were determined in H-βCD samples. Only the H-HPβCD samples showed zone diameters according to the disk diffusion method.