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Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil (2020)
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Thomasson, M. J., Diego-Taboada, A., Barrier, S., Martin-Guyout, J., Amedjou, E., Atkin, S. L., …Mackenzie, G. (2020). Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil. Industrial Crops and Products, 154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2020.112714

In recent years the use of natural antioxidants in foodstuffs and personal care products has become increasingly important for consumers and therefore manufacturers. In this work, sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs), extracted from spores of the com... Read More about Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil.

A natural solution to photoprotection and isolation of the potent polyene antibiotic, marinomycin A (2019)
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Bailey, C. S., Zarins-Tutt, J. S., Agbo, M., Gao, H., Diego-Taboada, A., Gan, M., …Goss, R. J. M. (2019). A natural solution to photoprotection and isolation of the potent polyene antibiotic, marinomycin A. Chemical science, 10(32), 7549-7553. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9sc01375j

The photoprotection and isolation of marinomycin A using sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from the spores of the plant Lycopodium clavatum is described. The marinomycins have a particularly short half-life in natural light, which severely... Read More about A natural solution to photoprotection and isolation of the potent polyene antibiotic, marinomycin A.

Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores (2012)
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Queneau, Y., Boa, A., Atkin, S., Beckett, S., MacKenzie, G., Huang, Y., …Mackenzie, G. (2012). Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(19), 9767-9773. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2jm00103a

Microcapsules were obtained conveniently from Lycopodium clavatum spores possessing either a single layered shell of sporopollenin (exine) or double layered shell of sporopollenin and cellulose with an inner layer (intine). These microcapsules were f... Read More about Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores.