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TitleCyclodextrins as encapsulation agents for plant bioactive compounds
Author(s)Pinho, Eva Patrícia Paiva Santos
Grootveld, Martin
Soares, Graça M. B.
Henriques, Mariana
KeywordsCyclodextrin
Flavonoids
Inclusion complex
Pholyphenolic
Solubility
Bioavailability
Issue dateJan-2014
PublisherElsevier
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Abstract(s)Abstract Plants possess a wide range of molecules capable of improve healing: fibre, vitamins, phytosterols, and further sulphur-containing compounds, carotenoids, organic acid anions and polyphenolics. However, they require an adequate level of protection from the environmental conditions to prevent losing their structural integrity and bioactivity. Cyclodextrins are cyclic oligosaccharides arising from the degradation of starch, which can be a viable option as encapsulation technique. Cyclodextrins are inexpensive, friendly to humans, and also capable of improving the biological, chemical and physical properties of bioactive molecules. Therefore, the aim of this review is to highlight the use of cyclodextrins as encapsulating agents for bioactive plant molecules in the pharmaceutical field.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/27730
DOI10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.08.078
ISSN0144-8617
e-ISSN0144-8617
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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