Author(s): Hiroshi Ohkaw
The linoleic acid hydroperoxide obtained by enzymatic peroxidation of linoleic acid was found to react with thiobarbituric acid to yield a red pigment. The optimum pH for the reaction was found to be 4.0. In the early stages of peroxidation of linoleic acid, thiobarbituric acid value, the amount of conjugated diene, oxygen consumption, and peroxide value were in parallel with one another. The data were compared with those on peroxidation of linolenic acid and arachidonic acid.