Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.91 (Apr - June 2009) p31-32, 37-42
Mongana basics: part 17 – oxidation of oil
MENON, N. Ravi

Simplified Theory: Olefinic chains in contact with air undergo a slow oxidation process (becoming rancid). The primary degree of this deterioration is the formation of hydroperoxides which attach  themselves to the carbon atom adjacent to the double bond.



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