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Journal of agricultural and food chemistry

Ability of lipid hydroperoxides to partition into surfactant micelles and alter lipid oxidation rates in emulsions.


PMID 12207489

Abstract

Lipid hydroperoxides are important factors in lipid oxidation due to their ability to decompose into free radicals. In oil-in-water emulsions, the physical location of lipid hydroperoxides could impact their ability to interact with prooxidants such as iron. Interfacial tension measurements show that linoleic acid, methyl linoleate, and trilinolein hydroperoxides are more surface-active than their non-peroxidized counterparts. In oil-in-water emulsion containing surfactant (Brij 76) micelles in the continuous phase, linoleic acid, methyl linoleate, and trilinolein hydroperoxides were solubilized out of the lipid droplets into the aqueous phase. Brij 76 solubilization of the different hydroperoxides was in the order of linoleic acid > trilinolein > or = methyl linoleate. Brij 76 micelles inhibited lipid oxidation of corn oil-in-water emulsions with greater inhibition of oxidation occurring in emulsions containing linoleic acid hydroperoxides. Surfactant solubilization of lipid hydroperoxides could be responsible for the ability of surfactant micelles to inhibit lipid oxidation in oil-in-water emulsions.

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