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Abstract Volume 6 Issue 1 (2001) pp 7-9

Determination of the Iodine Value of Selected Oils: An Experiment Combining FTIR Spectroscopy with Iodometric Titrations

E. Eugene Gooch

Department of Chemistry, Elon College Elon College, NC 27244
Received July 14, 2000. Accepted October 17, 2000

Published online: 20 November 2000

Abstract. An experiment has been developed that combines the FTIR analysis of oils and fats with an iodometric titration. While it is most appropriate for a sophomore or junior laboratory for majors, it also makes a suitable group project or demonstration for nonscience majors. Integration of the experiment into an upper-level biochemistry laboratory is described.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; biochemistry; FTIR; titration

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: gooch@elon.edu)

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Issue date: February 1, 2001

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