Antioxidant activity of 2,6-dimethyl-3,5-dialkoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydropyridines in metal-ion catalyzed lipid peroxidation

https://doi.org/10.17221/6581-CJFSCitation:Tirzitis G., Tirzite D., Hyvonen Z. (2001): Antioxidant activity of 2,6-dimethyl-3,5-dialkoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydropyridines in metal-ion catalyzed lipid peroxidation. Czech J. Food Sci., 19: 81-84.
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Antioxidants with 1,4-dihydropyridine structure were investigated as a less harmful alternative to synthetic phenolic antioxidants in liposomes under conditions simulating food storage. The antioxidant activities (AOA) of 2,6-dimethyl-3,5-dialkoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydropyridines possessing various side chain length alkyls (CH3 - C16H33) in ester moiety were tested in transition metal-ion catalyzed liposome peroxidation and compared with AOA of Trolox™ and Probucol™. The compounds with C2H- C4H9 residues in the 3,5-position ester moieties exert the most pronounced AOA. The AOA of tested compounds is associated with their ability to incorporate into liposomes.
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