Ultrasound-Assisted Microencapsulation of Soybean Oil and Vitamin D Using Bare Glycogen Nanoparticles
Rita Cimino, Sukhvir Kaur Bhangu, Anshul Baral, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Francesca Cavalieri
MOLECULES | MDPI | Published : 2021
Ultrasonically synthesized core-shell microcapsules can be made of synthetic polymers or natural biopolymers, such as proteins and polysaccharides, and have found applications in food, drug delivery and cosmetics. This study reports on the ultrasonic synthesis of microcapsules using unmodified (natural) and biodegradable glycogen nanoparticles derived from various sources, such as rabbit and bovine liver, oyster and sweet corn, for the encapsulation of soybean oil and vitamin D. Depending on their source, glycogen nanoparticles exhibited differences in size and 'bound' proteins. We optimized various synthetic parameters, such as ultrasonic power, time and concentration of glycogens and the o..View full abstract
Awarded by European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant
This research received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 690901, NANOSUPREMI.