This study aimed to develop a degradable packaging film based on a starch/chitosan mixed base incorporating different amounts (0-2.5%, v/v) of Zanthoxylum armatum DC. Essential oil (ZEO). Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis showed that the main constituents of ZEO are linalool and d-limonene. The physicochemical properties and microstructure of the films were analyzed. ZEO incorporation improved the mechanical properties of the films, the water vapor permeability (WVP) first decreased and then increased with a minimum value of 5.16 × 10-11 (g. Pa-1 s-1 m-2). With 2.5% ZEO, the film showed the lowest water solubility (WS) (17.01%) and the best antibacterial activity with inhibition zones of up to 21.72 ± 1.25 and 18.73 ± 0.74 (cm) against S. aureus and E. coli, respectively. The microstructure analysis showed that ZEO addition improved interaction between the film components. Furthermore, it significantly influenced...

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