American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology

Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2017

  • Pectin-Chitosan Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles for Encapsulation and Controlled Release of Nisin

    Hui Wang, Bo Yang, Hongyuan Sun

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 82-88
    Received: Oct. 03, 2017
    Accepted: Oct. 19, 2017
    Published: Nov. 08, 2017
    Abstract: Nisin is a broad spectrum antimicrobial effective against Gram-positive bacteria. Antibacterial activity of Nisin is reduced when it is applied in food, due to binding with food matrix components. Encapsulation of Nisin in pectin-chitosan polyelectrolyte complex was prepared to protect Nisin from losing efficacy. Systematically, a number of paramet... Show More
  • Structure, Properties and Medical Advances for Biocellulose Applications: A Review

    Zohra Mohammedi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 89-96
    Received: Oct. 20, 2017
    Accepted: Nov. 08, 2017
    Published: Dec. 13, 2017
    Abstract: Microbial exopolysaccharides (EPS) obtained from microbial sources, became simply available for a broad range of applications, especially for medicine and pharmaceutical industries. One of these EPS bacterial cellulose known as biocellulose (BC). BC is a pure extracellular cellulose, which accumulate outside the cells, produced by several species o... Show More