The essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus was extracted using
a green method (i.e. essential oil still), encapsulated into cassava starch
matrix using sodium alginate as a binder. The encapsulated sodium alginate
starch beads were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR), release kinetics of the
oil was monitored by UV-Visible Spectrophotometry from two (2) aqueous media,
buffer of pH 4 and pH 9. The re...