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Modification of Olive Leaves’ Surface by Ultrasound Cavitation. Correlation with Polyphenol Extraction Enhancement

Abstract : Featured Application: There are more than 1000 articles in literature dealing with positive impacts of Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction (UAE) such as reduction of extraction time, diminution of solvent and energy used, enhancement in yield and even selectivity, intensification of diffusion, and eliminating wastes. The study permits to highlight how ultrasound impacted olive leaves by a single or different mechanisms in function of ultrasound power, and therefore, it will permit for a better design for industrial reactors. We investigated the impact of ultrasound at 20 kHz on olive leaves to understand how acoustic cavitation could increase polyphenol extraction. Application of ultrasound to whole leaf from 5 to 60 min enabled us to increase extraction from 6.96 to 48.75 µg eq. oleuropein/mL of extract. These results were correlated with Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy, allowing for leaf surface observation and optical microscopy of treated leaf cross sections to understand histochemical modifications. Our observations suggest that the effectiveness of ultrasound applied to extraction is highly dependent on plant structure and on how this material will react when subjected to acoustic cavitation. Ultrasound seems to impact the leaves by two mechanisms: cuticle erosion, and fragmentation of olive leaf surface protrusions (hairs), which are both polyphenol-rich structures.
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Natacha Rombaut, Tony Chave, Sergey I. Nikitenko, Mohamed Maâtaoui, Anne Fabiano-Tixier, et al.. Modification of Olive Leaves’ Surface by Ultrasound Cavitation. Correlation with Polyphenol Extraction Enhancement. Applied Sciences, MDPI, 2021, 11 (1), pp.232. ⟨10.3390/app11010232⟩. ⟨hal-03123876⟩

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