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Self-Organizing Structures of Phosphatidylcholine in Nonaqueous Solvents: Tailoring Gel-like Systems

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Author(s):
Okuro, Paula K. [1] ; Malfatti-Gasperini, Antonio A. [2] ; Fasolin, Luiz H. [1] ; Vicente, Antonio A. [3] ; Cunha, Rosiane L. [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Food Engn, Dept Food Engn, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Brazilian Ctr Res Energy & Mat CNPEM, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Lab LNLS, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Minho, Ctr Biol Engn, Campus Gualtar, P-4710057 Braga - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF SURFACTANTS AND DETERGENTS; v. 23, n. 4 MAY 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

In this paper, we investigated the role played by solvent type and additives (water {[}W] and citric acid {[}CA]) on the self-assembly of phosphatidylcholine (PtdCho) into gels. Soybean lecithin (L) served as the PtdCho source used in this study. Lecithin was combined with different oils: hexadecane (HEX), sunflower oil, and medium-chain triacylglycerol to explore its ability to form organogels. Among the solvents, only HEX was able to form a translucent self-sustainable gel with lecithin. It was found that the lower water solubility and viscosity of HEX favored gel formation. Small-angle X-ray scattering revealed different structures arisen from lecithin organization depending on the organic medium type. In addition, the gel properties of the L-HEX binary system were also tailored through inclusion of the ``primers{''} W or CA. Oscillatory rheological behavior of organogels was effectively described by a single relaxation-time Maxwell model, with good fitting at low and intermediate frequencies and with deviations at higher frequencies, indicating the presence of reverse wormlike micelles. Organogels were thermoreversible and, upon CA addition, a substantial increase in zero-shear viscosity was observed. Incorporation of W led to a similar microstructure to that obtained only with L, whereas CA promoted a different ordering of PtdCho assemblies. Formation and properties of PtdCho-based organogels were dictated by using different oil types or by changing the polarity of the medium with the incorporation of primers. A better understanding of phospholipid-based nonlamellar mesophases in organic solvent offers the prospect of adapting the gel properties to the desired application and functionality. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/06083-0 - Emulsification by microchannels
Grantee:Rosiane Lopes da Cunha
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 06/03263-9 - Process, packaging, edible coatings application and final quality evaluation of some high moisture tropical fruits
Grantee:Miriam Dupas Hubinger
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/20308-3 - Designing oil structured colloidal systems towards enhanced bioavailability of bioactive compounds on in vitro digestibility behavior
Grantee:Paula Kiyomi Okuro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/10277-8 - Formulation-depending parameters on the mechanical,thermal and rheological properties of lecithin-based oleogels
Grantee:Paula Kiyomi Okuro
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/24912-4 - THE ROLE OF CONTINUOUS PHASE AND STRUCTURING AGENT IN ORGANOGEL FORMATION FOR FOOD APPLICATIONS
Grantee:Paula Kiyomi Okuro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate