Initial observation on the interaction of frankincense oil with selected plastics

Zahra S. Al Kharousi, Basil Nzeako, Ann S. Mothershaw

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SUMMARY It was observed during a microdilution assay that oil destroyed the structural integrity of polystyrene wells. This is a significant observation, as using plastic materials with frankincense oil could compromise absorbance measures, influence microbial viability, and potentially increase migration from plastics into foods containing oil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1182-1184
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Food Properties
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2014



  • Antimicrobial
  • Frankincense oil
  • Microtiter plates
  • Plastic interaction
  • Polystyrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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