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Title: Antioxidant properties of tocopherol and tocotrienol
Author: Tan, Sue See
Awarding Body: UNIVERSITY OF READING
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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Abstract:
Tocopherols and tocotrienols are very important antioxidants in biological systems. This thesis describes a study of the effect of structure and environmental conditions on the stability and antioxidant activity of tocopherols and tocotrienols in lipoxygenasecatalysed oxidation and in heated oils at elevated temperatures. In the first phase of the project, the mechanism by which α-, β- ,γ-, and δ-tocopherol homologues inhibit lipoxygenase catalysed oxidation of linoleic acid was studied. Primary oxidation products formed during lipoxygenase catalysed oxidation were monitored by determination of conjugated diene formation at 234 nm.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.494987  DOI: Not available
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