MelaninsBy Bento, Luis San Miguel
Posted on 2007-07-23 Last edited on 2009-09-24
In the presence of enzymatic complexes, as PPO - polyphenol oxidase, in an oxidant environment, polyphenols are oxidized, forming quinones. These compounds may react with o-diphenols, amino acids, proteins (Mersad et al., 2000) or other quinones, forming polymeric compounds.
Mersad A., R. Lewanndowski, M. Decloux, 2000, Colorants in cane sugar industry, Proc. of S.I.T. Conf., 235-
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