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Characterization of plum oil and its use in cosmetics
Kaňovská, Zuzana ; Němcová, Andrea (referee) ; Szotkowski, Martin (advisor)
The aim of this bachelor thesis was to characterize plum kernel oil and to explore its possible use in the cosmetics industry. The theoretical part of the thesis is a research on the properties of vegetable oils in general, plum kernel oil and other kernel oils. In the experimental part, the oil was characterized in terms of the profile of fatty acids, phenolic compounds and tocopherols. Body lotion was also prepared, containing plum kernel oil, for which hydration and barrier properties were determined. Pure plum kernel oil and body lotion were tested for antimicrobial activity.
Biologically active substances of the Gotu kola plant
Šumberová, Michaela ; Nábělek, Jakub (referee) ; Zemanová, Jana (advisor)
The Bachelor thesis focuses on the preparation and characterization of the extract of Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). The theoretical part summarizes commonly analyzed groups of biologically active compounds of herbs and introduces potential applications of the extract in food industry. Moreover, an overview of possibly used extraction methods and analytical methods for the evaluation of biologically active compounds of the extract are presented. As for the experiment, the extract of the fresh Centella asiatica herb was prepared by maceration in ethanol and then analyzed by three chosen methods. The total phenolic content of the extract analyzed by the Folin-Ciocalteu test was 0.74 ± 0.08 mgGAE·g-1. As for the quantification of antioxidant activity, the TEAC test was performed and the antioxidant activity of the extract was 289 ± 81 µg·ml-1. The volatiles present in the extract were identified by gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry in combination with solid-phase micro-extraction. Sesquiterpenoid hydrocarbons were the most dominant group of the extract, in which -farnesene (33.28 %), -caryophyllene (25.01 %), and -humulene (20.91 %) were the major compounds.
Sulfates as phase II metabolites of natural phenolic compounds
Hetman, Anastasiia ; Mladěnka, Přemysl (advisor) ; Siatka, Tomáš (referee)
Charles University Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Student: Anastasiia Hetman Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Přemysl Mladěnka, PharmD., Ph.D. Co-supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Kateřina Valentová, Ph.D. Title of diploma thesis: Sulfates as phase II metabolites of natural phenolic compounds Natural monophenolic compounds, which both occur in plants and are formed during gut microbiota metabolism of polyphenols, are absorbed and pass through phase II metabolism. This results in the formation of various conjugated metabolites, such as sulfates, whose biological activity was not studied as yet. This work focused on the preparation and isolation of pure sulfated metabolites of phenolic compounds, namely 4- methylcatechol, protocatechuic, homoprotocatechuic, and 2,3,4-trihydroxybenzoic acid, and phloroglucinol, using the aryl sulphotransferase from Desulfitobacterium hafniense. As a result, two sulfated products of sufficient purity were prepared, namely 4- methylcatechol-O-sulfate (an inseparable mixture of 4-methylcatechol-2-O-sulfate and 4- methylcatechol-1-O-sulfate) and phloroglucinol-O-sulfate. Their antioxidantactivity was evaluated and compared with the activity of the parent compounds using the following six in vitro tests: DPPH (1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) and...
Secondary metabolites and their utilisation in Urtica dioica agg.
Pekařová, Michaela ; Urfus, Tomáš (advisor) ; Hojka, Jakub (referee)
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a very well-known taxon of genus Urtica, but still its taxonomy is not satisfactory resolved. An obvious reason of taxonomic obscurity of entire aggregate is enormous morphological variation. Polyploidization significantly contributes to this variability. Polyploidy probably is a reason of successful expansion of tetraploid cytotype in synanthropic habitats. Urtica dioica is rich in secondary metabolites, especially fatty acids, phenolic acids and flavonoids. Secondary metabolites are isolated for various purposes. They are widely applied especially in pharmacy and subsequently used for various medications. Despite the undoubtful economic importance a linkage between secondary metabolites composition and polyploidy has not been studied yet.
Study of redox reactions and adsorption of 4-nitrophenyl triazole labeled nucleosides and cresols on boron doped diamond electrodes for development of electroanalytical methods
Vosáhlová, Jana ; Schwarzová, Karolina (advisor) ; Havran, Luděk (referee) ; Navrátil, Tomáš (referee)
In this work, the application of boron-doped diamond electrodes with various surface pre- treatment were tested on selected oxidizable and reducible model compounds, specifically para and ortho cresols and 2'-deoxycytidine and 7-deazaadenosine labeled by 4-nitrophenyl triazole. The aim of the study was the investigation of electrochemical and adsorptive processes with respect to the development of electroanalytical methods of detection of the selected compounds, or utilization of boron-doped diamond electrodes as detectors in liquid-flow systems. Cresols were used as the model oxidizable compound. On O-terminated and polished boron- doped diamond electrodes, cresols provide oxidation signal owing to their oxidation to methylphenoxy radical at comparable potentials as on other carbon-based electrodes used as a reference in this work, i.e., glassy carbon electrode, pyrolytic graphite electrode, and carbon paste electrode. These carbon electrode materials show relatively high propensity to adsorption of reaction products, while such adsorption is minimal on boron-doped diamond. In situ anodic activation allows for a rapid regeneration of boron-doped diamond surface prior to each scan. A differential pulse voltammetric method that was developed with a detection limit of 0.61 mol∙l-1 to 2.97 mol∙l-1...
Influence of beer protein on foam stability
Benda, David ; Štursa, Václav (referee) ; Pořízka, Jaromír (advisor)
This bachelor thesis deals with the influence of beer proteins, phenolic compounds, bitterness and selected metal ions on beer foam stability. The theoretical part describes beer foam from the physical aspect, beer foam stability and its measurement and the factors that positively or negatively influences the stability and quality of the beer foam. In the theoretical part are described selected proteins that influence beer foam. In theoretical part is described the origin and technological significance of proteins. The experimental part is dedicated to the measurement of beer foam stability with the NIBEM method, the analysis of total protein content, the analysis of total phenolic content, bitternes and element analysis of beer samples. Measured data indicated correlations between protein content, phenolic compounds content, bitterness and metal ions with the beer foam stability. The results show that proteins and phenolic compounds as isolated parameters don’t essentialy affect the beer foam stability. It was found out, that bitterness as isolated parameter influences the beer foam stability the most.
Chemical composition of wine produced from PIWI cultivars
Michálková, Kateřina ; Vítová, Eva (referee) ; Pořízka, Jaromír (advisor)
This diploma thesis deasl with the chemical charakterization of wine from selected PIWI varieties. The theoretical part describes the general origin and reason for breeding PIWI varieties, a closer characterization of selected three PIWI varieties, Johaniter, Hibernal and Solaris. The next part is devoted to the description of analytical methods that were used to determine the chemical characteristics. The experimental part is developed to the determination of chemical characteristics, namely general characteristics such as alcohol, total phenols, phenolic substances, volatile substances and elemental composition. The results show that are differences between wines from selected PIWI varieties in therms of chemical composition. The most represented organic acid was in the range of 735,1-1286,2mg/l malic acid. This was followed by acetic in the range of 100-400mg/l. The antioxidant activity was determined in the range of 0,2988-0,9683 mmol/l of Trollox and content of total phenols 273,5-390,3mg/l. Of the phenolic substances, gallic acid was the most represented, ranging from 6,9-13,9mg/l. As another, abundant phenolic substances, catechin in the range of 1,6-6,0mg/l was detected. Of the determined elements, phosphorus in the range of 165,4-450,5mg/l was the most represented. Representatives of ethyl ester, ethyl acetate, decanoic acid ethyl acetate and hexanoic acid ethyl ester, were detected as the most abundant volatiles. From the measured data it was evident that wines from PIWI varieties different from standard varieties, especially in the profile of aromatic substances.
Detoxification of coffee sediments by oxidation processes
Maňáková, Helena ; Pořízka, Jaromír (referee) ; Diviš, Pavel (advisor)
This bachelor thesis deals with the detoxification of used coffee grounds by the oxidation processes. The theoretical section describes the characterization of coffee beans and used coffee grounds. Furthermore, this section describes the valorisation of coffee grounds, especially its application as a fertilizer. The final part of the theoretical section focuses on the characterization of phenolic compounds, which are responsible for toxic properties of used coffee grounds, and analytical methods are described, which include UV–VIS spectrophotometry and high–performance liquid chromatography. The aim of the experimental part is the sample preparation, the application of the effective detoxification process and the analysis of the detoxificated used coffee grounds, focusing on the content of phenolic compounds. At the end of the experimental part, data processing is described. Three types of coffee grounds were used for determination of phenolic compounds: raw, defatted and the third type was defatted and simultaneously hydrolysed. High amounts of phenolic acids were identified in every sample, especially the gallic, ferulic, chlorogenic and caffeic acid. After an oxidizing agent was applied, positive detoxification of every sample of used coffee grounds was confirmed. For the most effective and most economical oxidation, a 1% oxidizing agent was chosen, which after a 10–minute oxidization efficiently reduced the content of the phenolic compound.
Chemical and sensory characterization of cider made from apple cultivars ordinarily grown in Czech republic
Strapcová, Zuzana ; Vítová, Eva (referee) ; Pořízka, Jaromír (advisor)
This master thesis deals with the investigation of selected chemical and sensory characteristics of ciders, which were made from four selected apple varieties. The theoretical part describes the chemical composition of apples, cider, the technology of production and production in the world. The next section describes the analytical methods used to determine chemical characteristics not only in ciders but also in other alcoholic beverages. The experimental part focuses on the determination of chemical characteristics such as the content of organic acids, carbohydrates, total phenolic content, alcohol antioxidant activity and elemental composition. The purpose of the work was to find out how different varieties differ in chemical composition. The produced ciders were subjected to sensory analysis to evaluate the selected cider sensory parameters, which were in the natural state and with the addition of carbon dioxide. The results show that ciders of different varieties differ in chemical composition. Malic acid was the most cider's abundant of the organic acids in the range of 2759 – 4411 mg·l-1. Another acid represented was lactic acid in the range of 166,2 – 288,1 mg·l-1. The glucose content of each cider was determined between 845,3 – 1159,8 mg·l-1and fructose 32,6 – 406,7 mg·l-1. Potassium 944,29 – 1073,98 mg·l-1 was the most represented of all elements. The total phenolic content was determined to be in the range of 164,2 – 214,1 mg of GAE·l-1and the antioxidant activity of 0,192 – 0,318 mg·l-1. These differences in chemical composition were also reflected in sensory evaluation. According to the overall assessment, the best cider was made from the Granny Smith variety, which contained the most organic acids and carbohydrates. It has been found that by adding carbon dioxide, sensory parameters such as colour, taste and smell are altered.
Influence of kitchen treatments on the content of phenolic substances in parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
The Master's thesis deals with the determination of the total content of phenolic compounds contained in garden parsley (Petroselinum crispum). Specifically, the influence of selected kitchen treatments (drying, boiling) on the content of phenolic compounds of garden parsley was monitored in the following three varieties: Atika, Hanácká, Olomoucká. First, the total polyphenol content was determined by spectrophotometry using Folin-Ciocalteau reagent in fresh parsley extract, further samples were dried and boiled. It was always done separately for root and stem. Thereafter, specific representatives of the phenolic compounds were identified using high performance liquid chromatography from the lyophilized material. The highest concentration of phenolic compounds was found in the dried parsley stem in case of all varieties. The highest content of specific phenolic compounds - apigenin, kaempferol, luteolin was found in the Atika variety, and also in the stems of all the mentioned varieties.

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