Ability of phenolic acids to protect α-tocopherol

https://doi.org/10.17221/114/2010-CJFSCitation:Réblová Z., Okrouhlá P. (2010):  Ability of phenolic acids to protect α-tocopherol. Czech J. Food Sci., 28: 290-297.
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The ability of phenolic acids (gallic, gentisic, protocatechuic, syringic, vanillic, ferulic, caffeic, and sinapic; 600 mg/kg) to protect α-tocopherol was tested during the heating of sunflower oil on a hot plate set at 180°C and was compared with the ability of these phenolic acids to slow down the formation of polymerised triacylglycerols (TAG) in the same conditions. The half-life of α-tocopherol (calculated as the time needed for the α-tocopherol content to decrease to 50% of the original value) was extended significantly by gentisic, caffeic, and gallic acids (from 1.16 h to 1.77 h, 1.78 h, and 2.26 h, respectively), while the formation of polymerised TAG was slightly suppressed only by gallic acid.
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