Pine honey–loaded electrospun poly (vinyl alcohol)/gelatin nanofibers with antioxidant properties

  • Fatma Nur Parin, Pınar Terzioğlu, Yusuf Sicak, Kenan Yildirim, Mehmet Öztürk
  • Journal of the Textile Institute, June 2020, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2020.1773199

What is it about?

In this study, bioactive fibers were produced using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), gelatin and pine honey by using electrospinning method. The influence of honey content (0–15 wt%) on the infrared spectrum, morphology, average diameter, surface wettability and antioxidant activity of the electrospun fibers was evaluated.

Why is it important?

Potential candidate for wound healing anad bioactive packaging applications


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Among the fibers, the 10 wt% honey-loaded fiber exhibited a high antioxidant capacity, which was monitored using DPPH radical scavenging, β-carotene-linoleic acid and cupric reducing antioxidant capacity assays. In view of these results, the PVA/gelatin/honey fibers can be potential candidates for biomedical and active food packaging applications.

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