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[Autooxidation of a mixture of lemon essential oils, methyl linolenoate, and methyl oleinate].

Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia (2010-11-11)
T A Misharina, M B Terenina, N I Krikunova, I B Medvedeva

Stability of components of a mixture of methyl linolenoate and methyl oleinate with two lemon (Citrus limon L.) essential oils in hexane during their autooxidation in light was studied by gas chromatography. The essential oils differed by their quantitative ratio of components: the single-fold (1x) oil contained approximately 90% monoterpene hydrocarbons and 1.47% citral, whereas the proportions of hydrocarbons and citral in the tenfold (10x) oil were approximately 60 and 18.32%, respectively. The concentration and composition of essential oils influence the rates of fatty-acid oxidation and fatty-acid peroxide cleavage. The 1x lemon oil inhibited the oxidation of methyl linolenoate and methyl oleinate, whereas the 10x oil accelerated these processes. The distinctions in the resistance of the major components of lemon essential oil to oxidation, which are determined by their composition and antioxidant properties of unsaturated fatty acids, were revealed.

Product Number
Product Description

Methyl oleate, 99%
Methyl linolenate, ≥99% (GC)
Methyl oleate, analytical standard
Methyl linolenate, analytical standard
Methyl oleate, technical grade, 70%
Methyl elaidate, ≥99% (capillary GC)
cis-9-Octadecenoic acid methyl ester, certified reference material, 10 mg/mL in heptane
Methyl elaidate, analytical standard