Chemical Synthesis of Carotenoid Esters

Nagy, V. and Deli, J. and Agócs, A. (2018) Chemical Synthesis of Carotenoid Esters. In: Carotenoid Esters in Foods. Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis . RSC Publishing, Cambridge, pp. 1-48. (In Press)

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Carotenoids can be found in nature mostly as long-chain fatty acid esters, thus, chemical synthesis of these esters can be important for the carotenoid analysis of plant samples. From the synthetic point of view, the saponified carotenoids are typically used and their functional groups are modified. Another field of ester synthesis is the attachment of hydrophilic moieties to hydroxy-carotenoids (i.e. xanthophylls containing hydroxyl functional groups)to improve their bioavailability and/or antioxidant and pharmacological properties. Esterification is considered a mild method in support of the conjugation of carotenoids with other bioactive compounds.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD04 Organic chemistry / szerves kémia
Depositing User: dr Veronika Nagy
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 14:01
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 14:01

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