Extracción, caracterización y actividad antioxidante de lignina de lirio acuático (Eichhornia crassipes) y cáscara de nuez pecanera (Carya illinoinensis)


  • José Luis Espinoza-Acosta Universidad Estatal de Sonora
  • Beatriz Montaño-Leyva Universidad de Sonora
  • Dora E. Valencia-Rivera Universidad de Sonora, Campus Caborca
  • Ana I. Ledesma-Osuna Universidad de Sonora
  • Alejandro Vega-Rios Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV)



Palabras clave:

Lignina, Proceso organosolv, Lirio acuático, Cáscara de nuez pecanera, Compuestos fenólicos, Actividad antioxidante


En este trabajo se investigó el potencial de lirio acuático (Eichhornia crassipes) y cáscara de nuez pecanera (Carya illinoinensis) como fuente de lignina. La extracción de la lignina se realizó aplicando un procedimiento organosolv y fue caracterizada por espectroscopía de infrarrojo, microscopía electrónica de barrido, y análisis termogravimétrico. La actividad antioxidante fue determinada a través de la estabilización de los radicales libres DPPH y ABTS. Los resultados mostraron mayor contenido de lignina y rendimiento de extracción en las cáscaras de nuez. El espectro infrarrojo reveló bandas típicas de los principales grupos funcionales; grupos –OH fenólicos, grupos metilo C–H3 y metoxilo O–CH3 los cuales forman parte del anillo aromático de la lignina. La lignina de lirio acuático (LLA) mostró alta resistencia a la degradación térmica la cual la sitúa como componente interesante para el desarrollo de resinas fenólicas y retardantes de flama. La lignina extraída de las cáscaras de nuez pecanera (LCN) mostró un alto porcentaje de inhibición contra los radicales DPPH y ABTS cuando fue solubilizada en etanol, metanol y mezclas de etanol-metanol 50:50 v/v. La alta actividad antioxidante de la LCN indica que este tipo de lignina pueden tener aplicaciones en la industria de alimentos y farmacéutica.


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Espinoza-Acosta, J. L., Montaño-Leyva, B., Valencia-Rivera , D. E., Ledesma-Osuna, A. I. ., & Vega-Rios, A. . (2022). Extracción, caracterización y actividad antioxidante de lignina de lirio acuático (Eichhornia crassipes) y cáscara de nuez pecanera (Carya illinoinensis) . Biotecnia, 24(2), 94–103. https://doi.org/10.18633/biotecnia.v24i2.1642



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