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Extraction and characterization of astaxanthin from marine sources

Jaswir, Irwandi and Azfar, Shazana and Amid, Azura (2011) Extraction and characterization of astaxanthin from marine sources. In: Current Research and Development in Biotechnology Engineering at IIUM. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 154-158. ISBN 978-967-418-151-2

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Abstract

A study has been conducted to extract and to characterizecarotenoid astaxanthin from tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). one of most commercial marine sources in Malaysia. Astaxanthin is a red pigment belonging to the family of the xanthophylls, the oxygenated derivatives of carotenoids and is widely used as a pigmentation sources in aquaculture and poultry industries, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. Results showed the carotenoid yield for all combinations of extraction condition ranged from 65-138 J.!g!g. The optimum solvent to waste ratio and the percentage of hexane in solvent mixtures were 1:5.553 and 32.105% which gave the highest yield of ]41.474 j.!g/g. The percentage purity of the astaxanthin (predicted as 13-cisastaxanthin monoester) was about 86.907%. Astaxanthin, astaxanthin monoester, astaxanthin diester,a-carotene are the major pigments in Penaeus monodon.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5784/20784
Uncontrolled Keywords: Astaxanthin, red pigment, crustaceans, carotenoids
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Irwandi Jaswir
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 16:07
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 16:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/20784

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