Reactions of phosphoric acid in the autoxidation of fats

  • O. S. Privett
  • F. W. Quackenbush


At the elevated temperatures used in accelerated stability tests phosphoric acid was shown to react with fatty peroxides in such a manner as to prevent their estimation by the usual iodometric methods. A dark, phosphorus-containing precipitate formed, which was apparently polymeric in nature.

Phosphoric acid also reacted with oxidized fat to form an undisassociated fat-soluble complex but did not react with fresh unsaturated fatty esters.

In addition to the well known sparing action of phosphoric acid ona-tocopherol, it was shown thata-tocopherol and quinone also exerted a marked sparing action on the phosphoric acid.


Phosphoric Acid Phoric Acid Ethyl Linoleate Oven Test Peroxide Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. S. Privett
    • 1
  • F. W. Quackenbush
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryPurdue UniversityLafayette

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