Marta Cascante and co-workers at the University of Barcelona suggested that grape extracts help prevent UV radiation damage. Why would polyphenolic compounds be antioxidants? Probably because phenols can be oxidized to quinones – in other words phenols are good electron donors.
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Posted by naturalproductman on August 8, 2011
Posted by naturalproductman on June 19, 2011
Natalia Utkina and co-workers from the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Russia have reported in Tetrahedron Letters on the isolation of diplopuupehenone, which was found to have antioxidative properties.