Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 73–74

Use of ferric chloride to decolorize cottonseed oil


  • L. Y. Yatsu
    • Southern Regional Research Laboratory
  • T. J. Jacks
    • Southern Regional Research Laboratory
  • T. Hensarling
    • Southern Regional Research Laboratory

DOI: 10.1007/BF02541462

Cite this article as:
Yatsu, L.Y., Jacks, T.J. & Hensarling, T. J Am Oil Chem Soc (1970) 47: 73. doi:10.1007/BF02541462


Cottonseed miscella was treated with FeCl3 to form an iron-gossypol complex. The treated miscella was then extracted with alkaline water. The supernatant lipid filtered through bleaching clay produced an oil containing virtually no light-absorbing color bodies and a product that compared favorably, colorwise, with commercial oil.

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