O1514 Sigma-Aldrich

Olive oil

highly refined, low acidity



General description

Olive oil is rich in the phenolic component, squalene glucoside. The extra-virgin olive oil (VOQ) is antioxidant rich and a potential reactive oxygen scavenger. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated long-chain fatty acids and is not prone to oxidation. Olive oil impairs xanthine oxidase activity and could have potential in modulating tumor progression. The biophenols in olive oil may elicit protection in metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegeneration.


Olive oil has been used as an oral supplement for metabolic phenotyping in mice . It has been used for dissolution of vitamin E, whey proteinand drugs.

Biochem/physiol Actions

The health benefits of olive oil result from its higher proportion of monounsaturated fats, as well as its antioxidant constituents: hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein and oleocanthal.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C


Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
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What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product.
Can I use this olive oil product (Product No. O1514) for human consumption?
This olive oil product is not to be used for human consumption. It is not a food grade item, nor is it pharmaceutical grade or clinical grade.It is strictly for R&D use.
Have antioxidants been added to Product No. O1514?
From what we can tell, no antioxidants have been added to this product.
Is this olive oil (Product No. O1514) rectified?
We do not have specific information on whether this product is rectified.However, past lots of O1514 have had color, so we postulate that O1514 is probably not rectified.
Is this olive oil (Product No. O1514) sterile?
This olive oil product is not sterile.
Can I use this olive oil (Product No. O1514) in cell culture or tissue culture?
We have not specifically tested this product for use in cell culture or tissue culture.However, several publications indicate use of O1514 in culture studies.
Can I use this olive oil (Product No. O1514) in animals?
We do not do animal testing of this product.However, at least one publication cites use of this product in animals. Citation
What is the concentration of Product No. O1514?
This product comes as undiluted material.Using a density of 0.89 g/mL at 25°C and a molecular weight value of 282.46 g/mol, the molarity of the oleic acid is about 3.15 M.
How can I tell if olive oil (e.g., Product No. O1514) has oxidized?
Oleic acid is generally expected to be a clear, colorless to very faint yellow viscous liquid. It is sensitive to air and light. When it becomes oxidized, it acquires a much darker yellow to brown color.
What solvents can I use to dissolve oleic acid (e.g., Product No. O1514)?
According to The Merck Index, 12th ed., Entry# 6965, oleic acid is soluble in alcohol, benzene, chloroform, ether, fixed and volatile oils, but is practically insoluble in water.
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