Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2018, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (5): 700-709.DOI: 10.11983/CBB18091

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Advances in Extraction and Analysis Technologies of Plant Carotenoids

He Qing1,2, Sun Guofeng2, Lin Qinwen2, Li Xiaodong2,*(), Zhang Jinzheng2,*()   

  1. 1Patent Examination Collaborating Beijing Center of the Patent Office, China National Intellectual Property Administration, Beijing 100160, China
    2Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
  • Received:2018-04-09 Accepted:2018-07-16 Online:2018-09-01 Published:2018-11-29
  • Contact: Li Xiaodong,Zhang Jinzheng
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    † These authors contributed equally to this paper

Abstract: Carotenoids are lipophilic natural pigments, which synthesized by all photosynthetic organisms and some non-photosynthetic prokaryotes and fungi, and have a wide range of biological effects on plants, animals and humans. With the rapid development of modern analytical techniques, more and more carotenoids will be discovered and utilized. This article systematically elaborated the latest research progresses in the extraction, isolation and purification, content determination and structure identification of plant carotenoids in order to provide technical support for effective development and utilization of plant carotenoids.

Key words: carotenoid, extraction, isolation and purification, content determination, structure identification