A novel device for the study of antimicrobial activity by vapor contact of volatile substances have been designed. This "big size" system, made up in inert acrylic material, is furnished with a fan and an hot plate with the aim to have a quick evaporation of volatile substances. It is able to contain fruits or other food products under controlled atmosphere and it can simulate real condition of storage or as well real condition of food pretreatment by antimicrobial volatile substances. Such system is suitable to perform both in vitro (disk diffusion test) and in vivo (exposure and testing of food products) experiments. To shed light on the behavior of this chamber the concentration in the head space of several substances have been monitored by GC-MS analysis during the time. Both single (monoterpene compounds) and mixture of terpenoids have been studied. Different behaviors have been founds depending on the starting molecules studied. limonene, myrcene and eucalyptol, in single standard experiment, show a similar shape of head space concentration curve versus the time: the concentration increases at the beginning, then reaches a maximum and decreases until it reaches a plateau. In contrast linalool shows an head space concentration curve constant during the time, whereas mixtures of terpenes like myrcene and linalool show a concentration curve of vapor phase in agreement with Raloult’s Law. The experiments carried out with Essential Oils (EOs) shows that in our system only more volatile fraction of EOs compose the vapor phase.

A novel Device for the Study of Antimicrobial Activity by Vapor-Contact of Volatile Substances on Food Products / Petretto, Giacomo Luigi; Foddai, Marzia; Maldini, Mariateresa; Chessa, Mario; Venditti, T.; D'Hallewin, G.; Pintore, Giorgio Antonio Mario. - In: COMMUNICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1379-1176. - 78:2(2013), pp. 65-72. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 65th internacional symposium on crop protectio tenutosi a Gent Belgium nel 21 May 2013.

A novel Device for the Study of Antimicrobial Activity by Vapor-Contact of Volatile Substances on Food Products

PETRETTO, Giacomo Luigi;FODDAI, Marzia;MALDINI, Mariateresa;CHESSA, Mario;PINTORE, Giorgio Antonio Mario
2013

Abstract

A novel device for the study of antimicrobial activity by vapor contact of volatile substances have been designed. This "big size" system, made up in inert acrylic material, is furnished with a fan and an hot plate with the aim to have a quick evaporation of volatile substances. It is able to contain fruits or other food products under controlled atmosphere and it can simulate real condition of storage or as well real condition of food pretreatment by antimicrobial volatile substances. Such system is suitable to perform both in vitro (disk diffusion test) and in vivo (exposure and testing of food products) experiments. To shed light on the behavior of this chamber the concentration in the head space of several substances have been monitored by GC-MS analysis during the time. Both single (monoterpene compounds) and mixture of terpenoids have been studied. Different behaviors have been founds depending on the starting molecules studied. limonene, myrcene and eucalyptol, in single standard experiment, show a similar shape of head space concentration curve versus the time: the concentration increases at the beginning, then reaches a maximum and decreases until it reaches a plateau. In contrast linalool shows an head space concentration curve constant during the time, whereas mixtures of terpenes like myrcene and linalool show a concentration curve of vapor phase in agreement with Raloult’s Law. The experiments carried out with Essential Oils (EOs) shows that in our system only more volatile fraction of EOs compose the vapor phase.
A novel Device for the Study of Antimicrobial Activity by Vapor-Contact of Volatile Substances on Food Products / Petretto, Giacomo Luigi; Foddai, Marzia; Maldini, Mariateresa; Chessa, Mario; Venditti, T.; D'Hallewin, G.; Pintore, Giorgio Antonio Mario. - In: COMMUNICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1379-1176. - 78:2(2013), pp. 65-72. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 65th internacional symposium on crop protectio tenutosi a Gent Belgium nel 21 May 2013.
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