, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 331–334 | Cite as

Comparison of antioxidant activities of tocol and its methyl derivatives

  • H. S. Olcott
  • J. Van der Veen


In tests with purified menhaden oil at 37C and with squalene at 37C and 50C, unsubstituted tocol, 7,8-dimethyl tocol (γ-tocol), and 8-methyl tocol (σ-tocol) were superior antioxidants to 5,7-dimethyl tocol and 5,7,8-trimethyl tocol (α-tocol). In contrast to previous reports, there were no differences in the order of the activities of the tocopherols at different temperatures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. S. Olcott
    • 1
  • J. Van der Veen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Marine Resources, Department of Nutritional SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley

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