Comparison of acylated plant pigments: Light-resistance and radical-scavenging ability

Nobuyoshi Nakajima, Manabu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Yokoi, Hideaki Tsuji, Kohji Ishihara

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The acylated plant pigments synthesized by lipase-catalyzed transesterification with aromatic acids were compared in respect of their light-resistance and radical-scavenging ability. With both the flavonols and anthocyanins, their acylated derivatives were more stable against illumination with fluorescent light than their non-acylated glucosides. Their radical-scavenging ability partially decreased or was retained by acylation to the glucoside molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1828-1831
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003


  • Anthocyanin
  • Flavonoid
  • Light-resistance
  • Plant pigment
  • Radical-scavenging ability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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