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Antioxidant behaviour of thia fatty acids

Easton, Christopher; Ferrante, Antonio; Robertson, Thomas; Xia, Ling

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Eight thia fatty acids and other sulfides have been studied as inhibitors of autoxidation of arachidonic acid. The inhibitors extend the lag phase of the oxidation, to varying degrees. A carboxyl group in the vicinity of the sulfur reduces the antioxidant activity, while unsaturated sulfides are more effective than their saturated analogues. The results are consistent with the sulfides acting to reduce fatty acid hydroperoxides, which otherwise accumulate during the early stages of reaction and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72392
Source: Australian Journal of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1071/CH02095

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