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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