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A rapid method for evaluation of antioxidants


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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Marco, G.J. A rapid method for evaluation of antioxidants. J Am Oil Chem Soc 45, 594–598 (1968).

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  • Linoleic Acid
  • Ergosterol
  • Carotene
  • Methyl Linoleate
  • Induction Time