Physical and mechanical properties of peanut protein films Academic Article uri icon


  • The properties of peanut protein films were modified using physical and chemical treatments, and their effects on color, mechanical strength, water solubility and barrier to water vapor and oxygen of the films were investigated. Physical treatments consisted of heat denaturation of film-forming solution for 30min at 60C, 70C, 80C and 90C, ultraviolet irradiation of films for up to 24h, and three ultrasound processes of film-forming solution. Chemical treatments consisted of addition of aldehydes and anhydrides. Heat curing at 70C, ultraviolet irradiation for 24h, ultrasound for 10min in a water-bath, and formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde addition caused a significant increase in the tensile strength of the films. The water vapor permeability (WVP) and oxygen permeability (OP) of the films decreased after heat denaturation and aldehyde treatment. OP also decreased with UV treatment. Heat curing was the most effective treatment, making the films stronger, more resistant to water and less permeable to water vapor and oxygen. 2004 Swiss Society of Food Science and Technology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, C. C., Tellez-Garay, A. M., & Castell-Perez, M. E.

citation count

  • 99

complete list of authors

  • Liu, CC||Tellez-Garay, AM||Castell-Perez, ME

publication date

  • January 1, 2004 11:11 AM