Acceleration effect of sulfides on photodegradation of carotenoids by UVA irradiation

Shin Arita, Suguru Ando, Hiroshi Hosoda, Kazushi Sakaue, Tadahiro Nagata, Yoshiyuki Murata, Yasuaki Shimoishi, Mikiro Tada

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Abstract

The photodegradation of carotenoids by UVA irradiation in the presence of sulfides was investigated. The sulfides accelerated the photodegradation of carotenoids. A larger number of sulfur atoms of coexistent sulfides was more favorable to the acceleration effect of sulfides on the photodegradation of β-carotene, but the alk(en)yl group of sulfides was less favorable to the acceleration effect of sulfur compounds. The acceleration effect depended on light intensity, temperature, and the initial concentrations of β-carotene and sulfide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1786-1789
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume69
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2005

Keywords

  • Carotenoid
  • Photodegradation
  • Sulfide
  • UVA
  • β-carotene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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