Direct extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus culture using vegetable oils

Chang Duk Kang, Sang Jun Sim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A green, downstream process using common vegetable oils was used for the direct extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus. The process consists of a single integrated unit to extract astaxanthin with subsequent separation of the astaxanthin-containing oil extract. Without a cell harvest process step, the culture broth was directly mixed with the vegetable oils; the astaxanthin inside the cell was extracted into the vegetable oil phase by hydrophobic interactions, with recovery yields of 88% and above. The oil extracts were simply separated from the culture medium containing cell debris by gravity settling only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-444
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Plant Oils
Vegetable oils
Oils
Debris
Gravitation
Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
Culture Media
Recovery
astaxanthine

Keywords

  • Astaxanthin
  • Direct extraction
  • Green process
  • Haematococcus pluvialis
  • Vegetable oil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering

Cite this

Direct extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus culture using vegetable oils. / Kang, Chang Duk; Sim, Sang Jun.

In: Biotechnology Letters, Vol. 30, No. 3, 01.03.2008, p. 441-444.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{0433fda7146f430ab0d8f1348e1773fa,
title = "Direct extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus culture using vegetable oils",
abstract = "A green, downstream process using common vegetable oils was used for the direct extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus. The process consists of a single integrated unit to extract astaxanthin with subsequent separation of the astaxanthin-containing oil extract. Without a cell harvest process step, the culture broth was directly mixed with the vegetable oils; the astaxanthin inside the cell was extracted into the vegetable oil phase by hydrophobic interactions, with recovery yields of 88{\%} and above. The oil extracts were simply separated from the culture medium containing cell debris by gravity settling only.",
keywords = "Astaxanthin, Direct extraction, Green process, Haematococcus pluvialis, Vegetable oil",
author = "Kang, {Chang Duk} and Sim, {Sang Jun}",
year = "2008",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s10529-007-9578-0",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "441--444",
journal = "Biotechnology Letters",
issn = "0141-5492",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Direct extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus culture using vegetable oils

AU - Kang, Chang Duk

AU - Sim, Sang Jun

PY - 2008/3/1

Y1 - 2008/3/1

N2 - A green, downstream process using common vegetable oils was used for the direct extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus. The process consists of a single integrated unit to extract astaxanthin with subsequent separation of the astaxanthin-containing oil extract. Without a cell harvest process step, the culture broth was directly mixed with the vegetable oils; the astaxanthin inside the cell was extracted into the vegetable oil phase by hydrophobic interactions, with recovery yields of 88% and above. The oil extracts were simply separated from the culture medium containing cell debris by gravity settling only.

AB - A green, downstream process using common vegetable oils was used for the direct extraction of astaxanthin from Haematococcus. The process consists of a single integrated unit to extract astaxanthin with subsequent separation of the astaxanthin-containing oil extract. Without a cell harvest process step, the culture broth was directly mixed with the vegetable oils; the astaxanthin inside the cell was extracted into the vegetable oil phase by hydrophobic interactions, with recovery yields of 88% and above. The oil extracts were simply separated from the culture medium containing cell debris by gravity settling only.

KW - Astaxanthin

KW - Direct extraction

KW - Green process

KW - Haematococcus pluvialis

KW - Vegetable oil

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=38649103837&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=38649103837&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10529-007-9578-0

DO - 10.1007/s10529-007-9578-0

M3 - Article

C2 - 17972016

AN - SCOPUS:38649103837

VL - 30

SP - 441

EP - 444

JO - Biotechnology Letters

JF - Biotechnology Letters

SN - 0141-5492

IS - 3

ER -