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Separation of biomolecules using supercritical fluid extraction.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australasian biotechnology
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
3
Pages
143–147
Identifiers
PMID: 7763846
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Supercritical fluids are increasingly being used as a replacement for more conventional organic solvents in the extraction of biomolecules from a range of matrices. Supercritical fluid extraction of essential fatty acids from fish oils is discussed. Supercritical CO2 was used to fractionate two fatty acids, EPA and DHA from fish oil ethyl esters. EPA and DHA were obtained with a purity of 58% and 67% respectively from Sardine oil with an original composition of 17% and 12%.

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