Efficient Extraction of Carotenoids from Sargassum muticum Using Aqueous Solutions of Tween 20
authors Vieira, FA; Ventura, SPM
nationality International
journal MARINE DRUGS
author keywords macroalgae; Sargassum muticum; carotenoids; non-ionic surfactant; aqueous solutions; Tween 20
keywords FUCOXANTHIN; MICROALGAE; MACROALGAE; STABILITY; BIOMASS; OBESITY
abstract The replacement of synthetic compounds by natural products witnesses an increasing demand from the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and nutraceutical industries. Included in the set of natural raw materials that are poorly explored are the macroalgae. Despite the detailed characterization and identification of most relevant biomolecules that are present in the main macroalgae species, there remains a lack of efficient and economically viable processes available to meet the needs of the markets. In this work, an efficient and single-step process, based on aqueous solutions of Tween 20, to recover carotenoids from Sargassum muticum, an invasive brown macroalgae species present in the Portuguese coast, is proposed and optimized allowing an extraction yield of 2.78 +/- 0.4 mg(carotenoids).g(dried mass)(-1), which is shown to increase the extraction efficiency by 38% when compared with traditional methods.
publisher MDPI
issn 1660-3397
year published 2019
volume 17
issue 5
digital object identifier (doi) 10.3390/md17050310
web of science category Chemistry, Medicinal
subject category Pharmacology & Pharmacy
unique article identifier WOS:000470964600063
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