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Properties of Ternary Biopolymer Nanocomplexes of Zein, Sodium Caseinate, and Propylene Glycol Alginate and Their Functions of Stabilizing High Internal Phase Pickering Emulsions

Published on Aug 7, 2018in Langmuir 3.79
· DOI :10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01887
Cuixia Sun2
Estimated H-index: 2
(China Agricultural University),
Yanxiang Gao29
Estimated H-index: 29
(China Agricultural University),
Qixin Zhong31
Estimated H-index: 31
(University of Tennessee)
A pH-cycle method based on preparing an alkaline solution of zein followed by neutralization with an acid can be used to prepare zein nanoparticles. In the present work, partial alkaline hydrolysis of propylene glycol alginate (PGA) to a lower pH was studied to prepare binary zein–PGA nanocomplexes and ternary complexes with additional sodium caseinate (NaCas). 0.5% or more PGA was sufficient to reduce the pH to 7.5 or lower, eliminating the need for titration, and resulted in simultaneous nanocomplex formation. The addition of NaCas into alkaline zein–PGA solution resulted in smaller complexes with all biopolymers, whereas adsorption on binary zein–PGA complexes was observed when NaCas was added into the neutral zein–PGA dispersions. The formation of nanocomplexes involved with hydrophobic and electrostatic attractions and hydrogen bonds and was further affected by the amount of NaCas. The ternary nanocomplexes with equal masses of zein and NaCas had an excellent capacity to prepare gel-like Pickering em...
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Food & Function 3.29
Hao Zhang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Zhejiang Gongshang University),
Yuying Fu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Zhejiang Gongshang University)
+ 6 AuthorsXiaomeng Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Zhejiang Gongshang University)
The design of zein-based nanoparticles to encapsulate bioactive molecules has gained great attention in recent years. However, the use of ethanol to dissolve zein presents flammability concerns and the scale-up production of zein-based nanoparticles is also a concern. In our study, propolis loaded zein/caseinate/alginate nanoparticles were fabricated using a facile one-step procedure: a well-blended solution was prepared containing deprotonated propolis, soluble zein, dissociated sodium caseinat...
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Published on Dec 19, 2018in Advanced Functional Materials 13.32
Ashok R. Patel27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
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