Influence of natural deep eutectic systems in water thermal behavior and their applications in cryopreservation

last updated: 2021-06-29
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TitleInfluence of natural deep eutectic systems in water thermal behavior and their applications in cryopreservation
Publication TypePapers in Scientific Journals
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsCraveiro R., Castro V. I. B., Viciosa M. T., Dionisio M., Reis R. L., Duarte A. R. C., and Paiva A.

Natural deep eutectic systems (NADES), which have applications as solvents for both engineering and life sci-ences, are mainly composed of sugars, aminoacids or organic acids. In this work NADES composed by glucose,urea and proline (G:U:P in a molar ratio of 1:1:1) and proline and glucose (P:G 5:3) were prepared and addedin different mass fractions to water.By differential scanning calorimetry it was verified as the crystallization tendency of water is modified even forlow fraction of NADES added. This is also observed by polarized optical microscopy which allowed followingthe formation of crystals with different crystalline morphologies as bulk water. Calorimetric data also shown asthe crystallization temperature decreases for all P:G mixtures and this shift is more accentuated for weight frac-tion of NADES higher than 0.5. Crystallization is totally suppressed for NADES fraction higher than 0.7.NADES/water mixtures cytotoxicity was evaluated in vitro, revealing that they are less toxic as compared withthe commonly used cryoprotective additives as dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). Additionally, cell viability testswith cell lines cryopreserved using DMSO and both the prepared NADES showed comparable viability.This work combines thermophysical data on NADES and evaluates it’s in vitro performance, providing cues fortheir use in cryopreservation applications.

JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Date Published2021-05-01
Keywordscryopreservation, Natural Deep-eutectic solvents
Peer reviewedno

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