To elucidate biopolymer interactions between carboxymethyl konjac glucomannan (CMKGM) and soy protein isolate (SPI) in different ratios on physicochemical properties of the blended films, biodegradable CMKGM/SPI films were prepared and characterized. The results showed that CMKGM and SPI are highly compatible in blended film formation, and that Maillard reactions and hydrogen bonds interactions between CMKGM and SPI occurred. The water adsorption of the CMKGM/SPI films progressively decreased with increasing CMKGM level, the surface wettability of the blended films was improved with increasing CMKGM content; the CMKGM/SPI blend films had enhanced tensile strength (TS) and elongation at break (EAB) compared to pure CMKGM and SPI films; the oxygen permeability of blend films was decreased; the roughness was decreased with increasing CMKGM content. Moreover, the CMKGM/SPI film was biocompatible and biodegradable.
- Biopolymer interactions
- Carboxymethyl konjac glucomannan
- Soy protein isolate