Vítor de Freitas

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Four monovarietal red wines, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, and Touriga Francesa, were studied for their complexometric properties toward copper. For the purpose, ion selective electrode potentiometric titrations were carried out, and the data were treated by two methods suitable for heterogeneous ligands: the Scatchard plot, which provided(More)
It is becoming increasingly evident that the absorption of certain nutrients and drugs and their effects are largely influenced by the concomitant ingestion of other substances. As various xeno- and endobiotics belong to the class of organic cations, the aim of this work was to study the modulation of the intestinal apical uptake of organic cations by diet(More)
The objective of this work was to study the evolution of the phenolic composition of red wine during vinification and storage and its relationship with some sensory properties (astringency and bitterness) and antioxidant activities. Thus, red wine was made by a classic vinification method with Castelão and Tinta Miúda grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) harvested(More)
Monomer and polymer flavan-3-ols and anthocyanins are the two major groups of phenolic compounds in red wine and one of the most important reactions during red wine ageing is the condensation reaction, either direct or indirect, between these two classes of compounds. In this work, the reaction of (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin and dimer procyanidin B2 with(More)
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