Synthesis of medium-chain length capsinoids from coconut oil catalyzed by Candida rugosa lipases

Jovana Trbojevic Ivic, Nenad Milosavic*, Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Marija Gavrovic Jankulovic, Dejan Bezbradica, Dusan Kolarski, Dusan Velickovic

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Abstract

A commercial preparation of Candida rugosa lipases (CRL) was tested for the production of capsinoids by esterification of vanillyl alcohol (VA) with free fatty acids (FA) and coconut oil (CO) as acyl donors. Screening of FA chain length indicated that C8-C12 FA (the most common FA found in CO triglycerides) are the best acyl-donors, yielding 80-85% of their specific capsinoids. Hence, when CO, which is rich in these FA, was used as the substrate, a mixture of capsinoids (vanillyl caprylate, vanillyl decanoate and vanillyl laurate) was obtained. The findings presented here suggest that our experimental method can be applied for the enrichment of CO with capsinoids, thus giving it additional health promoting properties. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-508
Number of pages4
JournalFood Chemistry
Volume218
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1-Mar-2017

Keywords

  • Capsinoids
  • Vanillyi alcohol
  • Coconut oil
  • Candida rugosa lipases
  • Esterification
  • FATTY-ACID DERIVATIVES
  • SOLVENT-FREE SYSTEM
  • CAPSAICIN ANALOGS
  • ENZYMATIC-SYNTHESIS
  • VANILLYL ALCOHOL
  • ORGANIC-SOLVENT
  • ESTERS

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