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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Extraction of bixin from annatto seeds using supercritical carbon dioxide|
|Author:||SILVA, G. F.|
GAMARRA, Felix M. C.
OLIVEIRA, A. L.
CABRAL, F. A.
|Abstract:||The solubility of 93% Pure bixin in supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) and of the bixin present ill annatto seeds (Bixa orellana L.) was measured. For the seeds, the measurements were made in a temperature range from 30 to 50 degrees C and pressure between 10 and 35 MPa and for the pure bixin, at 40 degrees C from 10 to 35 MPa. The main pigments of annatto seeds are bixin and norbixin, but the extracts only showed the presence of cis and trans-bixin, indicating that norbixin is not soluble in SC-CO2. The annatto seeds used ill the experiments contained about 2.7% bixin and 3.1 % oil. In the seeds, the crossover point of solubility was at about 28 MPa and values for solubility were about tell times higher than those of the pure bixin, giving evidence that the oil acted as a co-solvent with the CO2.|
|Subject:||supercritical carbon dioxide|
Bixa orellana L.
|Editor:||BRAZILIAN SOC CHEMICAL ENG|
|Appears in Collections:||FEA - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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