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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

Improvement of Stability of Tea Polyphenols: A Review

Author(s): Bo Sun, Weijun Wang, Zhibin He, Min Zhang, Fangong Kong, Mohini Sain* and Yonghao Ni*

Volume 24 , Issue 29 , 2018

Page: [3410 - 3423] Pages: 14

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180810160321

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Tea polyphenols have received much attention from the pharmaceutical and food industries owing to their extraordinary antioxidant and antibacterial characteristics. However, tea polyphenols are very unstable in processing and storage, since they are sensitive to the environmental factors like temperature, light and pH. Therefore, the effective application of tea polyphenols requires a protective mechanism to maintain its activity. The utilization of compounded tea polyphenols, instead of raw materials, can potentially help to improve their stability. This review focuses on the summarization of the compounding technologies for tea polyphenols, including physical technologies, chemical-interfacial technologies and nano-scale compounding technologies. Of which, the emerging nano cellulose bio-carrier, as a promising technology, is particularly proposed.

Keywords: Tea polyphenols, antioxidant, stability, nano-scale compounding, nanocellulose bio-carrier, chemical-interfacial.

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