Purification of oleic acid and linoleic acid.

  title={Purification of oleic acid and linoleic acid.},
  author={R L Arudi and Mark W. Sutherland and Benon H. J. Bielski},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  volume={24 4},
To permit kinetic studies of the reactivity of unsaturated fatty acids towards oxygen radicals, it is essential to remove traces of hydroperoxides and other conjugated lipid impurities commonly present in commercial samples. Removal of these impurities has been satisfactorily achieved for oleic and linoleic acids by anaerobic low temperature recrystallization from acetonitrile. The UV spectra of commercial and purified samples are compared.