Pharmaceutical Sciences


Process for the Isolation Enrichment of Tocopherols (70%) and Phytosterols (95%) from Soybean & Sunflower Oil DOD


Agricultural Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Focus Area:

Enrichment of Tocopherols & Phytosterols

Social Benefits:

The process involves : Esterification and transesterification to convert fatty acids and triglyceride present in Deodorizer Distillate (DOD) of soybean / sunflower oils to fatty acid methyl esters , Separation of phytosterols , Enrichment of Tocopherols using short-path distillation

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Telangana

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Brief Description

Description :

Tocopherols are natural antioxidants. ?- and g-tocopherols exhibit strong vitamin E and antioxidant activities respectively. Phytosterols exhibit several pharmaceutical and nutraceuticals applications.

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