known as vitamin E, describes a series of organic compounds
consisting of a methylated phenols. The various derivatives are
also vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant.
E is a powerful antioxidant, protects your cells from oxidation,
and neutralizes unstable free radicals, which can cause damage.
This is done by the vitamin E giving up one of its electrons to
the electron deficient free radical, making it more stable. While
Vitamin E performs its antioxidant functions, it also
protects the other antioxidants from being oxidized.
E is found in nuts, oils, vegetables, sunflower seeds, whole
grains, spinach, oils, seeds, wheat oils, asparagus, avocado,
beef, seafood, apples, carrots, celery etc
Used for Extracting Tocopherol
technology is a new purification technique that allows
researchers to develop innovative new compounds. It can create
and custom manufacture purified materials that cannot be
produced practically with other methods. As well, it achieves
higher levels of purification than previously possible.
The results are innovative products for targeted markets, along
with accelerated market entry.
DME process is a continuous batch system that uses a cold
pressing unit for making coconut oil from freshly grated
coconut. It is based on a system of manual extraction of
oil from finely grated, fresh, semi-dry coconut. The oil also
contains extra vitamins and tocopherols that are stripped off in
the heat and pressure of commercial oil extraction methods.
vitamin E (α, (β + γ) tocopherol) contents
present in alfalfa (fresh or dehydrated) were analysed using
near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology together with
a remote reflectance fibre-optic probe
analytical methods for the extraction of alpha-tocopherol often
involve a hydrolysis step employing sodium or potassium
hydroxide. The hydrolysis ensures that alpha-tocopheryl esters,
such as added a-tocopherol acetate, are converted to free
alpha-tocopherol and made soluble in organic solvents.
extraction was reported to be useful in extracting persistant
organic pollutants, pesticides, phenols, metals, polymers,
and pharmaceuticals and natural products.
demand for vitamin E is expected to grow over the next five years.
A report by Frost & Sullivan last year said the Western
European vitamin E market saw revenues of around €72.4m in
2004. It predicts that the market will grow by around €105m by
for vitamin E is being driven by the feed market - for 70 per cent
of global supply goes to animal nutrition - but also by new
research supporting its use in cosmetic applications, with growth
in these areas expected to be sustained for the next five years.
growth in functional beverages - estimated to be around 70 per
cent in the next ten years - will continue to boost demand in this
area, while nutrition bars also use increasing amounts of vitamin
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