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Improved efficiency of tocotrienol extraction from fresh and processed latex

Sajari, Roslinda and Abd Razak, Nurul Hainiza and Yusof, Faridah and Mad Arif, Siti Arija and Perkins, M. and Yeang, H. Y. (2014) Improved efficiency of tocotrienol extraction from fresh and processed latex. Journal of Rubber Research, 17 (4). pp. 245-260. ISSN 1511-1768

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Vitamin E, mainly in the form of tocotrienols, was extracted from Hevea brasiliensis latex with organic solvents. The content of tocotrienols and a small amount of tocopherols recovered from the latex was determined using high performance liquid chromatoghraphy (HPLC). Gas chromatoghraphy-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) confirmed the identities of the tocotrienols and tocopherols forms that were present. Gamma-tocotrienol was the most abundant form of vitamin E in Hevea latex. The yield of tocotrienols (339 ug/g of latex) was significantly increased by the use of the detergant Triton X-100 in the extraction procedure. This method improves the extraction efficiency by 83%. Through drying of the organic fraction using anhydrous magnesium sulphate following phase separation was also advantageous in the extraction procedure. On the other hand, the presence of ammonia in latex suspension reduced extraction efficiency. Vitamin E was also found in the waste serum generated from the processing of deproteinised natural rubber (DPNR). Although the yield vitamin from this source was relatively low, there is a potential to modify the processing procedure another value added end product i.e. latex vitamin E in addition to DPNR.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4734/41568
Uncontrolled Keywords: hevea brassilenses, latex, vitmin E, extraction
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: DR FARIDAH YUSOF
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 15:31
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 09:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41568

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