Comparative study of ozonized olive oil and ozonized sunflower oil

Maritza F. Díaz, Rebeca Hernández, Goitybell Martínez, Genny Vidal, Magali Gómez, Harold Fernández, Rafael Garcés

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In this study the ozonized olive and sunflower oils are chemical and microbiologically compared. These oils were introduced into a reactor with bubbling ozone gas in a water bath at room temperature until they were solidified. The peroxide, acidity and iodine values along with antimicrobial activity were determined. Ozonization effects on the fatty acid composition of these oils were analyzed using Gas-Liquid Chromatographic Technique. An increase in peroxidation and acidity values was observed in both oils but they were higher in ozonized sunflower oil. Iodine value was zero in ozonized olive oil whereas in ozonized sunflower was 8.8 g Iodine per 100 g. The antimicrobial activity was similar for both ozonized oils except for Minimum Bactericidal Concentrations of Pseudomona aeruginosa. Composition of fatty acids in both ozonized oils showed gradual decrease in unsaturated fatty acids (C18:l, C18:2) with gradual increase in ozone doses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Gas-Liquid Chromatography
  • Ozone
  • Ozonized olive oil
  • Ozonized sunflower oil
  • Peroxide value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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