Monitor Antioxidant Additives in Foods, using HPLC (AOAC Method 983.15) or Capillary GC and a Supelco Reference Standards Kit
13 August 2015

Antioxidants are added to foods and other products to prevent rancidity. Supelco offers an antioxidant standards kit containing all 9 antioxidants listed in Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) Official Method 983.15: Phenolic Antioxidants in Oils, Fats, and Butter Oil, plus ethoxyquin, an additional commonly used antioxidant. This application note explores the effectiveness and efficiency of Supelcosil LC-18 HPLC columns, under the conditions described in the AOAC method, of separating these compounds in a short time period.