Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 594–598

A rapid method for evaluation of antioxidants

  • Gino J. Marco

DOI: 10.1007/BF02668958

Cite this article as:
Marco, G.J. J Am Oil Chem Soc (1968) 45: 594. doi:10.1007/BF02668958


A rapid, sensitive method for evaluating antioxidants is described. The antioxidant comparisons are based on minimizing β-carotene loss in an emulsified, aqueous, coupled oxidation of linoleic acid and β-carotene. The effects of linoleic acid levels were observed. Attempts to replace β-carotene with vitamin A or linoleic acid with ergosterol gave undesired results. The quantitative applications of the method are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gino J. Marco
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Division, Research DepartmentMonsanto CompanySt. Louis

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