A Versatile Bio-packing Based on Natural Extract from Calotropis procera a Sustainable Alternative for Agriculture and Biofouling Applications

Authors

  • Ana Júlia M. Souza Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Federal University of Jequitinhonha e Mucuri Valey/UFVJM, Janaúba-MG, Brazil
  • Cristiane T. Lima Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Federal University of Jequitinhonha e Mucuri Valey/UFVJM, Janaúba-MG, Brazil
  • Max P. Gonçalves Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Federal University of Jequitinhonha e Mucuri Valey/UFVJM, Janaúba-MG, Brazil
  • Patrícia N. da C. Souza Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Federal University of Jequitinhonha e Mucuri Valey/UFVJM, Janaúba-MG, Brazil
  • Silas S. Santana Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Federal University of Jequitinhonha e Mucuri Valey/UFVJM, Janaúba-MG, Brazil
  • Sandhra M. Carvalho Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Institute of Biology Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais/UFMG, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil
  • Andressa França Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Institute of Biology Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais/UFMG, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil
  • Poliane Chagas Departament of Chemistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais/UFMG, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil
  • Aislan Esmeraldo Paiva AMBER Research Centre/School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Jonathan Frank Baez Vasquez AMBER Research Centre/School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Michael Morris AMBER Research Centre/School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Fernanda Guerra Lima Medeiros Borsagli Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Federal University of Jequitinhonha e Mucuri Valey/UFVJM, Janaúba-MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0202-2452

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37256/acbr.2120231622

Keywords:

biomolecules, antifungicide, anti-biofouling, sustainable agriculture

Abstract

Background and objective: Despite the situation in the north of Minas Gerais being semiarid, this region presents a plant with low water demand, Calotropis procera. This plant has a great potential as an antifungicide supply, although other important characteristics. In this context, this research proposes an extraction of natural material from C. procera to produce a bio-packing for agriculture and anticorrosive applications as a sustainable alternative. This biopacking is eco-friendly, low-cost, widely available, and quickly produced. The antifungicide and anticorrosive activity were evaluated as the control of fruit ripening based on in vivo tests. Materials and methods: This research is based on the production of bio-packing based on natural extracts from C. procera seeds for agricultural and anticorrosive applications. The material was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and surface contact angle. In addition, in vitro and in vivo biological experiments were performed to analyze the antifungal activity and control of fruit ripening. Moreover, the anticorrosive property was also analysed. Results: The results indicated the presence of proteins in the composition of the product based on natural extract, which may contribute to the antifungal and anticorrosive characteristics. Furthermore, the natural extract demonstrated anticorrosive protection in simulated seawater. The in vivo analysis of bananas showed that the extract concentration of 50 μL mL-1 presented the best results, controlling the fruit ripening and protecting against diseases. Conclusion: Thus, for the first time, these products extracted from C. procera seeds presented a great future for applications as a versatile action for agriculture and anticorrosive applications.

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Published

2022-09-01

How to Cite

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Souza AJM, Lima CT, Gonçalves MP, Souza PN da C, Santana SS, Carvalho SM, França A, Chagas P, Paiva AE, Vasquez JFB, Morris M, Borsagli FGLM. A Versatile Bio-packing Based on Natural Extract from Calotropis procera a Sustainable Alternative for Agriculture and Biofouling Applications. Advanced Chemicobiology Research [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 1 [cited 2022 Dec. 1];2(1):13-22. Available from: https://ojs.wiserpub.com/index.php/ACBR/article/view/1622