DSC study of linolenic acid autoxidation inhibited by BHT, dehydrozingerone and olivetol


Non-isothermal oxidation of linolenic acid (LNA) in bulk phase was monitored by differential scanning calorimetry. The kinetic parameters E a, Z and k (activation energies, pre-exponential factors, and rate constants, respectively) were calculated by Ozawa-Flynn-Wall method for the first detectable exothermic effect of uninhibited LNA oxidation. The kinetic parameters were also calculated for LNA oxidation inhibited by 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol (BHT), and two natural compounds, 1,3-dihydroxy-5-pentylbenzene (olivetol), and 4-(4’-hydroxy-3’-methoxyphenyl)-3-buten-2-one (DHZ, dehydrozingerone) at various concentrations.

For oxidation processes at 25, 90 and 180°C the plots of logk values vs. concentration of phenolic compounds indicated that optimal concentration of inhibitor determined for one particular temperature cannot be extrapolated to other temperatures.

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Musialik, M., Litwinienko, G. DSC study of linolenic acid autoxidation inhibited by BHT, dehydrozingerone and olivetol. J Therm Anal Calorim 88, 781–785 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-006-8507-0

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  • antioxidants
  • autoxidation
  • BHT
  • dehydrozingerone
  • DSC
  • kinetics
  • olivetol
  • thermal analysis