Stability of β-carotene in polyethylene oxide electrospun nanofibers

  title={Stability of β-carotene in polyethylene oxide electrospun nanofibers},
  author={I. Peinado and Marco Mason and Andrea Romano and Franco Biasioli and Matteo Scampicchio},
Abstract β-carotene (βc) was successfully incorporated into electrospun nanofibers of poly-(ethylene oxide) (PEO) with the aim of prolonging its shelf life and thermal stability. The physical and thermal properties of the βc-PEO-nanofibers were determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), color analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The nanofibers of PEO and βc-PEO exhibited average fiber diameters of 320 ± 46 and 230 ± 21 nm, with colorimetric coordinates L* = 95.7 ± 2.4… CONTINUE READING