American Journal of Applied Sciences

Separation of Coenzyme Q10 in Palm Oil by Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

Ng M. Han, Choo Y. May, Ma A. Ngan, Chuah C. Hock and Mohd A. Hashim

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2006.1929.1932

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 7

Pages 1929-1932


Palm oil is known to host a variety of phytonutrients; some having antioxidant property such as the carotenes and vitamin E. These antioxidants are also present in the oil recovered from the palm-pressed fibre. Study was carried out to investigate the presence of coenzyme Q10, yet another non-glyceride compound which possesses antioxidant property in crude palm oil (CPO) and palm fibre oil. Separation of coenzyme Q10 in CPO and palm fibre oil was carried out using supercritical fluid chromatography with ultra violet detection. 1H and 13C NMR were used for its characterisation. Calibration with authentic standard shows that there are 10-80 ppm coenzyme Q10 in CPO while its concentration in palm fibre oil is 1000-1500 ppm.


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