Supercritical CO2 extraction is a widely used technique in various industries for extracting valuable compounds from natural sources. This article focuses on the application of supercritical CO2 extraction for the separation and concentration of carotene. We will explore the extraction process, discuss key parameters, and present a table highlighting the effects of different parameters on carotene extraction. Separation and Concentration… Read More »Supercritical CO2 Extraction: Separation and Concentration of Carotene
Supercritical CO2 extraction of carotenoids
There are currently more than 600 carotenoids known, which can be divided into two categories, namely lutein containing oxygen atoms in the molecule, and carotenoids containing only carbon and hydrogen without oxygen atoms.
Carotenoids generally absorb blue light. There are two key roles in plants and algae: absorbing light energy for photosynthesis; protecting chlorophyll from photooxidation damage.
For the human body, 4 types of carotene, β-carotene, α-carotene, γ-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin (Cryptoxanthin), have vitamin A activity (that is, they can be converted into Retinaldehyde). These 4 and other carotenoids can also be used as antioxidants.
In the eyes, specific carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin) are obviously the parts that directly absorb harmful blue and near-ultraviolet light, protect the macula, and have the clearest vision.
Lycopene is a natural carotenoid with the chemical name all-trans-lycopene, which is a red pigment in plants such as tomatoes. The chemical structure of lycopene contains 11 conjugated double bonds, which give it powerful antioxidant properties. Six applications of lycopene Lycopene is widely used in food and health products industry. Here are the six main applications of lycopene: Lycopene four… Read More »2022 Guide to the Optimization Intact Lycopene CO2 Extraction Process
Astaxanthin is a terpene unsaturated compound that belongs to the carotenoid family, and it has a pink color. It is known for its important biological functions, which include preventing ultraviolet radiation damage, improving the immune system, and helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases. The supercritical CO2 fluid extraction method is being used to extract Astaxanthin because it is a more environmentally… Read More »Extraction Process of Astaxanthin from Crayfish: CO2 & Etc
Supercritical CO2 extraction is a widely used method for extracting useful compounds from natural sources, including astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory pigment found in Haematococcus Pluvialis microalgae. In this article, we will discuss the supercritical CO2 extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus Pluvialis, including the process, advantages, and applications. The Extraction Process The process of extracting astaxanthin from Haematococcus Pluvialis… Read More »Supercritical CO2 Extraction of Astaxanthin from Haematococcus Pluvialis