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Extraction of ß-carotenes from palm oil mesocarp using sub-critical R134a

Abd. Manan, Zainuddin and Che Yunus, Mohd. Azizi and A. N., Mustapa and W. B., Setianto and A. K., Mohd. Omar (2010) Extraction of ß-carotenes from palm oil mesocarp using sub-critical R134a. Food Chemistry, 125 (1). 262–267. ISSN 0308-8146

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2010.08.042


Sub-criticalextraction of palmoil from palmmesocarp using R134a solvent was conducted via the dynamic mode to investigate the ability of R134a to extract ß-carotene. The yield of palmoil and the solubility of ß-carotene were investigated at 40, 60 and 80 °C and pressure range from 45–100 bar. The extracted oil was analysed for ß-carotene content using UV–Vis spectrophotometry. The results showed that palmoil yield increased with pressure and temperature. The maximum solubility of ß-carotene was obtained at 100 bar and 60 °C while the lowest solubility occurred at 80 bar and 40 °C. The higher concentration of extracted ß-carotene ranging from 330–780 ppm as compared to that achieved through conventional palmoil processing indicates that extraction of ß-carotene using R134a is viable.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:palmmesocarp, ß-carotene, spectrophotometry
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:26171
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:28 Jun 2012 08:44
Last Modified:31 Oct 2018 20:20

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