Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

12-6-2016

Abstract

The invention is generally directed to a process of producing purified gamma- and/or delta-tocotrienols from tocol-rich oils or distillates, such as rice bran oil deodorizer distillate or palm oil. The process produces a gamma- and/or delta-tocotrienol-rich fraction in a high proportion of γ-T3 and/or δ-T3 while minimizing the presence of alpha isomers from the tocol-rich oil or distillate. The γ-T3- and/or δ-T3-rich fraction comprises about 95% of total tocols, with the process yielding γ-T3 in approximately 10% and δ-T3 in about 3%, with each having purity in excess of approximately 95%. The process utilizes flash or other low pressure chromatography to provide rapid isolation of gamma- and/or delta-tocotrienol from the tocol-rich oil or distillate.

Department

Food Science

Patent Number

US9512098

Application Filed

2-2-2015

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Howard R. Luke, Department of Food Science

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