In the field of medicine and chemical industry, hydroxytyrosol is regarded as an important raw material, which is not only widely used in the field of medicine and chemical industry but also can be used in the production of cosmetics, daily chemicals, and other industries. It plays an important role in anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-cancer. So, how do we get hydroxytyrosol? There are many ways to prepare hydroxytyrosol, which can be obtained by biological, chemical, or physical methods.
When we use olive oil residue as raw material, through enzyme or acid catalysis, esterification to get hydroxytyrosol, we can also use 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid as raw material after reduction to get hydroxytyrosol. Tyrosol or phenyl ethanol can also be used as raw materials for the preparation of hydroxytyrosol, which can be converted into hydroxytyrosol by catalyzation or chemical treatment, but this method is limited by the availability and reaction of raw materials and is only used in the laboratory. In addition, to obtain hydroxytyrosol, hydroxytyrosol can also be obtained by using catechol and glyoxylic acid as raw materials.
There are many ways to prepare hydroxytyrosol, but in the face of large-scale production, the production process must meet the requirements of environmental protection, economy, and safety, to carry out long-term production and develop more related products.