The synthesis and aqueous superoxide anion scavenging of water-dispersible lutein esters.

@article{Nadolski2006TheSA,
  title={The synthesis and aqueous superoxide anion scavenging of water-dispersible lutein esters.},
  author={Geoff Nadolski and Arturo J. Cardounel and Jay L. Zweier and Samuel F. Lockwood},
  journal={Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={775-81}
}
Xanthophyll carotenoids of the C40 series, which includes commercially important compounds such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin, have poor aqueous solubility in the native state. Hawaii Biotech, Inc. (HBI) and others have shown that the aqueous dispersibility of derivatized carotenoids can be increased by varying the chemical structure of the esterified moieties. In the current study, the published series of novel, highly water-dispersible C40 carotenoid derivatives has been extended to… CONTINUE READING