Methods for extraction and analysis of carotenoids

Siti Machmudah*, Motonobu Goto

*Corresponding author for this work

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Carotenoids have received much attention because of their various functions. They are natural pigments synthesized by plants and some microorganisms. Carotenoids exhibit yellow, orange, and red colors but when they are bound to proteins, they acquire green, purple, or blue colors. They are found in a large number of natural products, such as fruits, vegetables, and sea products. This chapter presents method of extraction/isolation and analysis of carotenoids in natural products. General procedures of solvent extraction/isolation and analysis of carotenoids are described. Preparation and determination of carotenoids are also explained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Products
Subtitle of host publicationPhytochemistry, Botany and Metabolism of Alkaloids, Phenolics and Terpenes
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9783642221446
ISBN (Print)9783642221439
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Analysis
  • Carotenoids
  • Extraction
  • Isolation


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