, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 59–64 | Cite as

Autoxidation of saturated fatty acids. I. The initial products of autoxidation of methyl palmitate

  • Michael H. Brodnitz
  • Wassef W. Nawar
  • Irving S. Fagerson


A highly purified methyl palmitate free of all detectable impurities was oxidized by aeration at 150C. Monohydroperoxide was shown by thin-layer chromatography (TLC), spot and spray test, and polarography to be the initial autoxidation product.


Hydroperoxide Saturated Fatty Acid Methyl Oleate Methyl Linoleate Methyl Palmitate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael H. Brodnitz
    • 1
  • Wassef W. Nawar
    • 1
  • Irving S. Fagerson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherst

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