Encapsulation systems based on ovalbumin fibrils and high methoxyl pectin

K.N.P. Humblet-Hua, G. Scheltens, E. van der Linden, L.M.C. Sagis

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In this study we produced microcapsules using layer-by-layer adsorption of food-grade polyelectrolytes. The shell was built with alternating layers of ovalbumin fibrils and high methoxyl pectin. By varying the number of layers, the release of active ingredients can be controlled - increasing the number of layers of the shell from 4 to 8, decreases the release rate by a factor 3. The formation of the capsules involves merely standard operations that can easily be scaled up to industrial production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-314
JournalFood Hydrocolloids
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • ultrathin multilayer films
  • self-assembly process
  • cationic bipolar amphiphiles
  • controlled-release
  • charged surfaces
  • polyelectrolyte microcapsules
  • consecutive adsorption
  • amyloid fibrils
  • food-industry
  • o/w emulsions

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