Ho, Binh T. and Yuwono, Talisa D. and Joyce, Daryl C. and Bhandari, Bhesh R. (2015) Controlled release of ethylene gas from the ethylene-α-cyclodextrin inclusion complex powder with deliquescent salts. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 83 (3-4). pp. 281-288. ISSN 1388-3127
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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10847-015-0563-2
Deliquescent calcium chloride (CaCl2) and magnesium chloride (MgCl2) were investigated for their practical application to release ethylene gas from an ethylene-α-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes (CD IC) powder at relative humidities (RHs) between 11.2 and 93.6 % at 18 °C. The IC powder and deliquescent salts were mixed at a ratio of 1:5, respectively. CaCl2 and MgCl2 started to deliquesce at 32.7 % RH. The IC powder dissolved in the concentrated salt solutions to release ethylene gas. Increasing the RH accelerated the release rate. Maximum release of ethylene gas was achieved after 24 h at 75.5 and 93.6 % RH for both IC powder-deliquescent salts mixture. The deliquescent salts proved to be a simple option for releasing ethylene gas from the IC powder.
|Business groups:||Horticulture and Forestry Science|
|Keywords:||Deliquescent salts Ethylene Inclusion complex Release|
|Subjects:||Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural chemistry. Agricultural chemicals|
|Deposited On:||02 Feb 2016 05:27|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2016 05:27|
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