CDs and their inclusion complexes have been proposed to be used as potential allies in food packaging, especially in active packaging. In this review, the many ways are presented in which the CDs can be applied in food packaging, being incorporated into the polymer matrix or as a constituent of sachets and/or pads aiming for food preservation, as well as the diverse polymer matrices investigated. The different types of CDs, natives and derivatives, and the several types of compounds that can be used as guest molecules are also discussed. Several examples demonstrate the advantages of CD and complexes in packaging. Toxicological and regulatory aspects are also covered.
Arruda, T.R.; Marques, C.S.; Soares, N.F.F. Native Cyclodextrins and Their Derivatives as Potential Additives for Food Packaging: A Review. Polysaccharides 2021, 2, 825-842.