Application of β-Poly-Malic Acid/Chitosan in the Preparation of Essence Microcapsule

  • MA Xia;WU Yanli;YU Hongqian
  • School of Perfume and Aroma Technology, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 201418, China

Received date: 2012-10-09

  Revised date: 2012-11-29

  Online published: 2013-02-08


The paper studies the preparation of the fragrance microcapsule, of diameter in the range of 200-600nm and with the coefficient of dispersion less than 0.30, enjoying a long sustained-release effects, based on β-poly-malic acid (PMA) and chitosan (CS) as the wall materials. The Plackett-Burman design was adopted to select the most important nutrients and Box-Benhnken Design was used to identify the optimum concentrations of the key nutrients. The optimum conditions were determined: the chitosan concentration of 1.5g/L, the emulsification of 45min, the rotational speed of 600r/min, the reaction time of 60min, the poly (malic acid) concentration of 1.0g/L, the ratio of poly (malic acid) to chitosan of 1:2, the pH value of 6.0, the dropping speed of 7.5mL/h, and the core material amount of 1mL. In the SEM observation of the micro-spherical microcapsules, the particle size is 481.0nm, and the embedding ratio is 28.57% with a continuous long-term releasing effect.

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MA Xia;WU Yanli;YU Hongqian . Application of β-Poly-Malic Acid/Chitosan in the Preparation of Essence Microcapsule[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2013 , 31(4) : 54 -59 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2013.04.008