Oxidation products of α-tocopherol formed in autoxidizing methyl linoleate

A. Saari Csallany, Mei Chiu, H. H. Draper

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The oxidation products of14C-α-tocopherol formed by heating with methyl linoleate in an air atmosphere at 60 C or 100 C were investigated. The products included a dimer, trimer and dihydroxy dimer, α-tocopherol quinone and unidentified degradation compounds. The dimer and trimer constituted the major products present after heating for 70 hr at 60 C. After 70 hr at 100 C most of the14C-α-tocopherol had been converted to degradation products; part of the14C originallt present in the 5-methyl group was recovered as14CO2 and14CH3OH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1970


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