Effect of antioxidant active films on the oxidation of soybean oil monitored by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
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An active film prepared from waterborne polyurethane incorporated with different concentrations of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and a-tocopherol was developed, and the films’ antioxidant character- istics were studied using soybean oil as food model. The release behavior of additives from such films was studied using isooctane as a simulant fatty food. Antioxidant activity of the films into soybean oil at three experimental conditions was monitored by FTIR spectroscopy. Induction time and the kinetics of the oxi- dation process were followed using different bands of the FT-IR spectra. Films incorporated with 2 wt.% of BHT or a-tocopherol showed enough antioxidant activity to preclude oil oxidation during 60 days at 60 °C in the dark. The results showed that this type of active films could be used for food preservation as part of a packaging containing oils or oily related products.
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