Photostability of lycopene dispersed in an aqueous solution

Masayuki Nishino, Takeshi Miuchi, Makoto Sakata, Atsushi Nishida, Yoshiyuki Murata, Yoshimasa Nakamura

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Lycopene dispersed in aqueous solutions with different dissolved oxygen contents was photo-irradiated by using a xenon weather meter, and the contents of lycopene and dissolved oxygen were measured. Both the degradation of lycopene and the consumption of dissolved oxygen followed a first-order kinetics model. There was a proportional relationship between the degradation content of lycopene and the consumption of dissolved oxygen. These results indicate that dissolved oxygen would also be involved in the photolysis of lycopene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1391
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Aqueous solution
  • Carotenoid
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Lycopene
  • Photostability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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