Uses of sporopollenin
The invention provides the use of an exine shell of a naturally occurring spore, or a fragment thereof, as an antioxidant, for instance in a formulation containing an active substance. Also provided is a method for reducing rancidity, or other oxidative degradation, of a substance or composition, by encapsulating the substance or composition in, or chemically or physically binding it to, or mixing it with, an exine shell of a naturally occurring spore or a fragment thereof.
LAWRENCE ATKIN STEPHEN [GB]; THOMAS BECKETT STEPHEN [GB]; GRAHAME MACKENZIE [GB]
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