Grasas y Aceites, Vol 44, No 6 (1993)

Phenolic compounds as vegetables' autoprotection

R. Maestro-Durán
Instituto de la Grasa y sus Derivados (CSIC), Spain

R. León
Instituto de la Grasa y sus Derivados (CSIC), Spain

V. Ruiz-Gutiérrez
Instituto de la Grasa y sus Derivados (CSIC). Sevilla, Spain


This article covers the studies on phytoalexins activity of phenolic compounds (cinnamic acids, flavonoids, isoflavonoids, deoxianthocyanins, stilbenes, coumarins, chromones) against fungi and bacteria. The relationship between hydrophilic-lipophilic balance activity is reported.
Finally some reports on the preparation of synthetic phytoalexins sharing structural similarities with the natural ones (stilbenes, epi-catechin derivatives), of commercial interest as pesticides, insecticides and fungicides, are revised.


Autoprotection; Information (paper); Phenolic compounds; Vegetable

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