Occurrence of some mono-cis-isomers of asymmetric C40-carotenoids

Gyula Tóth, József Szabolcs

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Abstract

The 9-cis-isomers of antheraxanthin [(3S,5R,6S)-5,6-epoxy-5,6- dihydro-β, β-carotene-3,3′-diol] and lutein epoxide [(3S,5R,6S, 3′R,6′R)-5,6-epoxy-5,6-dihydro-β, ε-carotene-3,3′-diol] were found to occur without their 9′-cis counterparts in the non-photosynthetic tissues of several higher plants. 9-cis-lutein [(3R,3′R,6′R)- β,ε-carotene-3,3′-diol], on the other hand, was observed together with its 9′-cis counterpart in the samples investigated. The qualitative distribution of carotenoids is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2411-2415
Number of pages5
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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Keywords

  • 9-cis-antheraxanthin
  • 9-cis-lutein epoxide.
  • Calendula officinalis
  • Chrysanthemum indicum
  • Citrus aurantium
  • Compositae
  • Helianthus annuus
  • Helianthus debilis
  • Liliaceae
  • Lilium candidum
  • Rutaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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