TS No. 162: Analysis of Hydrocarbons (ALKANES) in Oil Matrix

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Opinion (2012) defined mineral oils as a complex mixture of hydrocarbons that constitute of mineral oil substituted hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH). MOSH contains straight or branched alkanes and alkylated cycloalkanes. While the MOAH, it contains aromatic hydrocarbons including alkyl-substituted. Main Researcher: Norizah HalimEmail: norizah@mpob.gov.my

TS No. 159: Rapid Determination of Triacylglycerols Composition in Palm Oil Products bt Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Refractive Index Detector (UPLC-RID)

The global production of palm oil and palm-based oils and fats products has been continuously increasing over the past half century to meet worldwide demand for novel oils with varied characteristics, improved functionality and better nutrition. This necessitates an understanding of the chemical and physical characteristics of the different types of newly developed oils and […]

TS No. 158: Measurement on Ecotoxicity of Surfactants Towards Algae

Surfactants are widely used in household cleaning detergents, personal care products, textiles, paints, polymers, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, mining, oil recovery and paper industries. The world production of synthetic surfactants is about 13 million tonnes annually. Because of their widespread use, surfactants can be potential toxins when large quantities enter environment. Surfactants mainly enter the environment via […]