Sagrario Beltrán

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Different options of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry were used to establish the most suitable ion source and conditions to analyse or detect some low-molecular mass phenols, flavan-3-ols, and apply such conditions to a complex sample (wine). Data presented in this work confirm the great utility of atmospheric pressure-ionisation electrospray mass(More)
Wheat bran oil (WBO) has been reported to have an important content of bioactive compounds, such as tocopherols, alkylresorcinols, steryl ferulates and other phenolic compounds; however, its poor solubility in water systems restricts its applications in the food industry. This study is focussed on the formulation of oil-in-water (O/W) nanoemulsions of WBO(More)
Defatted milled grape seed (DMGS) is a wine by-product obtained from the oil extraction of the grape seed that contains different types of phenolic compounds. The present study was designed to evaluate the possible protective effect of DMGS on toxicity induced by adriamycin (ADR) in isolated rat hepatocytes. The study was carried out by examining the(More)
Production of monoacylglycerols (MAGs) rich in ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) was conducted through short path distillation (SPD) of an acylglycerol mixture (containing 67% MAGs) produced by enzymatic glycerolysis of sardine oil with glycerol. A stepwise SPD process in a UIC KDL 5 system (vacuum 10(-3)mbar, feeding flow 1.0 mL/min) was(More)
Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) of wheat bran oil with pure supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) at different extraction pressures (25, 40 and 55 MPa) and temperatures (40, 70 and 95 oC) has been studied. Since wheat bran is characterized by having an important content of antioxidant compounds, the content of such compounds in the extracted oil and(More)
Mono- and diacylglycerols rich in omega-3 have a great interest due to their good bioavailability and oxidation stability compared with other kind of omega-3 concentrates. The main drawback in mono- and diacylglycerols production by glycerolysis is the immiscibility of the substrates, oil and glycerol. To improve mass transfer rates, avoiding the use of(More)
During the last years the evidence of the nutritional benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), especially omega-3 fatty acids, in the human body has become established. Moreover, the nutrition experts have recently recommended to increase the PUFA consumption in order to maintain an omega-6/omega-3 ratio between 5:1 and 10:1 in the diet [1]. Fish is(More)
The ethanolysis of fish oil in various reaction medium (tert-pentanol, n-hexane and solvent free system) catalyzed by the immobilized commercial lipase Lipozyme(®) 435 (Candida Antarctica) at atmospheric pressure has been studied in this work. The effect of some kinetic parameters, such as the amount of lipase, temperature and the initial reactant molar(More)
We review the history of ultraviolet and extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy with a specific focus on such activities at the Naval Research Laboratory and on studies of the extended solar corona and solar-wind source regions. We describe the problem of forecasting solar energetic particle events and discuss an observational technique designed to solve this(More)
Proanthocyanidins are supposed to have some therapeutical properties as antioxidants and antineoplasics. Most of the proanthocyanidins, however, are not commercialized since their separation from natural sources is either very expensive or not well-known. In this work, the feasibility of application of mixtures of carbon dioxide and alcohol under(More)