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Solvent and Method for Extraction of Triglyceride Rich Oil
Chemistry Faculty Research & Creative Works
  • Shubhender Kapila, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Paul Ki-souk Nam, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • V. J. Flanigan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

The present invention relates to a solvent for use in extracting oil from an oil bearing material, such as soybeans, with the solvent resulting in the selective extraction of a triglyceride rich oil, which contains 95% or greater triglycerides and non-polar constituents, with the solvent comprised of a hydrocarbon, preferably hexane, and a fluorocarbon, so that the solvent has a viscosity less than 2.6 centipoise and a polarity of less than 0.1. The present invention also relates to a method of using the solvent to extract the triglyceride rich oil, with the method including preferably extracting the oil at a temperature ranging between 35° C. and 55° C., and then preferably cooling resulting miscella to a temperature ranging between 15° C. and 25° C.

Department(s)
Chemistry
Second Department
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Patent Application Number
10/081,319
Patent Number
US 6,800,318 B2
Document Type
Patent
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
2004 © The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
10-5-2004
Citation Information
Shubhender Kapila, Paul Ki-souk Nam and V. J. Flanigan. "Solvent and Method for Extraction of Triglyceride Rich Oil" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shubhender-kapila/99/