Gum arabic and collagen hydrolysate extracted from hide fleshing wastes as novel wall materials for microencapsulation ofOriganum onitesL. essential oil through complex coacervation


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, vol.27, no.34, pp.42727-42737, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 34
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11356-020-10201-8
  • Page Numbers: pp.42727-42737
  • Keywords: Collagen hydrolysate, Gum arabic, Essential oil, Complex coacervation, Microcapsule, LEATHER SOLID-WASTES, GELATIN, STABILITY, MICROCAPSULES, OPTIMIZATION, RELEASE, IMPACT, FILM, SKIN


Renewable resource-based biodegradable materials attract more attention than petroleum-based biodegradable materials to support the sustainable development of ecology. Obtaining collagen hydrolysate (CH) from hide fleshing wastes of leather industry is an environmentally friendly way to develop multifunctional materials that can contribute to technological advances in different industries. In this study, 2:1, 1:1, and 1 2 ratios of gum arabic (GA) and CH extracted from hide fleshing waste were used as wall materials to encapsulateOriganum onitesL. essential oil (OOEO) using the complex coacervation method. The encapsulation yield and efficiency, functional group composition, particle size, morphology, and thermal stability of the obtained OOEO microcapsules were characterized. The results showed that the obtained microcapsules had high encapsulation yield and efficiency, as well as good functional properties such as uniform morphology and low water activity. The best mass ratio for the biopolymers (GA:CH) was 1:1. Scanning electron microscopy analysis showed that OOEO microcapsule samples had a spherical shape. FTIR analysis was performed on obtained microcapsules, confirming the molecular interactions between GA and CH. These findings can be useful in designing an ideal wall material using GA and CH for microencapsulation of essential oils by the complex coacervation method.