Oxidation experiments with β-carotene in a lipid solution were conducted under various conditions of temperature, oxygen composition, and lipid content. The experimental results were compared with those using n-decane reported previously. Under all conditions, the oxidation rate in oleic acid was faster than that in n-decane. A novel kinetic model for the co-oxidation of carotene with a lipid was proposed based on the reaction mechanism, which consisted of the oxidation of carotene, the oxidation of oleic acid, and the cross-reaction of carotene with oleic acid. The model quantitatively described the oxidation behavior of carotene over a wide range of temperatures, oxygen compositions, and lipid contents.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Dec|
- Kinetic model
- Oleic acid