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A semen cassia gum-based film with visual-olfactory function for indicating the freshness change of animal protein-rich food.

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Summary of "A semen cassia gum-based film with visual-olfactory function for indicating the freshness change of animal protein-rich food."

Bromothymol blue (BTB) was fixed on the cationic cellulose fibers (CCFs) to prepare pH sensitive fibers (pH-SFs). The pH-SFs as intelligent indicator were added into the semen cassiae gum (SCG) as a weakly acidic matrix to prepare a visual-olfactory film. The C NMR results show that the CCFs were successfully obtained by introducing hydroxypropyltriethylamine groups which showed strong affinity to BTB molecules. Rheology results demonstrated that all of the film-forming solutions were shear-thinned fluids with non-Newtonian behavior. Scanning electronic microscopy showed that the addition of pH-SFs makes the film surface rougher and rougher. The addition of pH-SFs < 3% improved the tensile strength of the film. The visual-olfactory film was sensitive to ammonia with a highly visible color change from pale yellow to blue-green. The SCG-3SFs film pre-treated in NaOH solution changed from blue to pale yellow while the raw milk was close to spoilage. The light yellow SCG-3SFs film changed to blue-green as the freshwater shrimp changed from fresh to spoilage. The results indicate that the visual-olfactory film can be used for perceiving the freshness of milk and freshwater shrimp.

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Name: International journal of biological macromolecules
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