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Type: Artigo
Title: Sweet basil (ocimum basilicum) extracts obtained by supercritical fluid extraction (SFE): global yields, chemical composition, antioxidant activity, and estimation of the cost of manufacturing
Author: Leal, Patrícia F.
Maia, Nilson B.
Carmello, Quirino A. C.
Catharino, Rodrigo R.
Eberlin, Marcos N.
Meireles, M. Angela A.
Abstract: In this work, supercritical technology was used to obtain extracts from Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil) with CO2 and the cosolvent H2O at 1, 10, and 20% (w/w). The raw material was obtained from hydroponic cultivation. The extract’s global yield isotherms, chemical compositions, antioxidant activity, and cost of manufacturing were determined. The extraction assays were done for pressures of 10 to 30 MPa at 303 to 323 K. The identification of the compounds present in the extracts was made by GC-MS and ESI-MS. The antioxidant activity of extracts was determined using the coupled reaction of beta-carotene and linolenic acid. At 1% of cosolvent, the largest global yield was obtained at 10 MPa and 303 K (2%, dry basis—d.b.); at 10% of cosolvent the largest global yield was obtained at 10 and 15 MPa (11%, d.b.), and at 20% of cosolvent the largest global yield was detected at 30 MPa and 303 K (24%, d.b.). The main components identified in the extracts were eugenol, germacrene-D, epi–alpha–cadinol, malic acid, tartaric acid, ramnose, caffeic acid, quinic acid, kaempferol, caffeoylquinic acid, and kaempferol 3-O-glucoside. Sweet basil extracts exhibited high antioxidant activity compared to beta-carotene. Three types of SFE extracts from sweet basil were produced, for which the estimated cost of manufacturing (class 5 type) varied from US$ 47.96 to US$ 1,049.58 per kilogram of dry extract
Subject: Atividade antioxidante
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: Springer
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s11947-007-0030-1
Date Issue: 2008
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