Investigation of new products of quercetin formed in boiling water via UPLC-Q-TOF-MS-MS analysis

Ano: 2022

Food Chemistry, 2022, 386, 132747.


Autores/as: Lin, S.; Zhang, H.; Simal-Gandara, J.; Cheng, K.-W.; Wang, M.; Cao, H.; Xiao, J.


Quercetin is one of most important flavonoids in foods with multi-benefits for human health. The thermal processing is the main food processing approach. Here, the stability of quercetin in boiling water (100 °C) was investigated by UPLC-Q-TOF-MS-MS. With the increasing boiling time, quercetin gradually degraded, and the initial degradation time is 17.57 min and the half-degradation time is 169.72 min. The degradation mechanisms included oxidation, hydroxylation and nucleophilic attack cleavage. Combining the retention time and characteristic fragment ion information of the corresponding standards, the degraded products of quercetin in boiling water were identified as 3,4-dihydroxyphenylglyoxylate, 1,3,5-trihydroxybenzene, 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid and 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid. Moreover, 2,3-dihydro-2,3′,4′,5,7-pentahydroxy-3-oxoflavone, quercetin dimers and quinones were also formed.

Jesús Simal Gándara

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