Hydrophilic carotenoids: Recent progress

Magdolna Háda, Veronika Nagy, József Deli, Attila Agócs

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Carotenoids are substantially hydrophobic antioxidants. Hydrophobicity is this context is rather a disadvantage, because their utilization in medicine as antioxidants or in food chemistry as colorants would require some water dispersibility for their effective uptake or use in many other ways. In the past 15 years several attempts were made to synthetize partially hydrophilic carotenoids. This review compiles the recently synthetized hydrophilic carotenoid derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5003-5012
Number of pages10
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Carotenoids
  • Cycloaddition
  • Esterification
  • Hydrophilic
  • PEG conjugates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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