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4th Edition of

Chemistry World Conference

June 17-19, 2024 | Paris, France

Chemistry 2021

Domenico Cautela

Speaker at Chemistry World Conference 2021 - Domenico Cautela
Stazione Sperimentale Per Le Industrie Delle Essenze E Dei Derivati Dagli Agrumi, Italy
Title : Occurrence and analysis of betainized compounds in fruits


Betainized Compounds are a group of low molecular weight compounds, highly soluble in water, derived from amino acids in which the nitrogen atom is fully methylated. These substances are ubiquitous in the vegetal world and tend to accumulate, through specific biosynthetic pathways, in the cytoplasm and intercellular fluids, where they exert protective functions for proteins, nucleic acids, and cell membranes in response to abiotic stresses. Recently, a group of betainized compounds have been suggested to play a role in health effects in relation to a vegetable and fruit consumption or Mediterranean diet. The content of betainized compounds appears to be species specific and can help to characterize vegetable sources and their derivatives, such as fruit juice. This presentation focuses on the occurrence and distribution of Betainized Compounds in fruits and on the analytical techniques for their analysis.

Audience take-away:

  • Application of analytical methods for the determination of betainized compounds in vegetables and fruits.
  • Development analytical tool for food authenticity.
  • Associations of betainized compounds with dietary and metabolic biomarkers.


Dr. Cautela studied Food Science and Technology at the “Università  degli Studi di Milano” and graduated as MS degree “cum laude”, in 2000. He received a PhD degree in 2011 at the “Seconda Universita degli Studi di Napoli”. Since 2004 he is researcher at the SSEA “Experimental Station for the Industry of the Essential oils and Citrus products.  Since 2018 he is also Fixed-term professors of Food Chemistry (9 credits, 72 hours) at Università Telematica "E-CAMPUS", Novedrate (Italy). He has published more than 37 research articles index in Scopus.