A1 Journal article (refereed)
Physico-chemical Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Ozonated Pomegranate Seeds Oil (2020)

Amri, Z., Ben Hamida, S., Dbeibia, A., Ghorbel, A., Mahdhi, A., Znati, M., Ambat, I., Haapaniemi, E., Sillanpää, M., & Hammami, M. (2020). Physico-chemical Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Ozonated Pomegranate Seeds Oil. Ozone: Science and Engineering, 42(6), 531-538. https://doi.org/10.1080/01919512.2020.1735993

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All authors or editors: Amri, Zahra; Ben Hamida, Sarra; Dbeibia, Amal; Ghorbel, Asma; Mahdhi, Abdelkarim; Znati, Mansour; Ambat, Indu; Haapaniemi, Esa; Sillanpää, Mika; Hammami, Mohamed

Journal or series: Ozone: Science and Engineering

ISSN: 0191-9512

eISSN: 1547-6545

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 42

Issue number: 6

Pages range: 531-538

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01919512.2020.1735993

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality index, functional groups changes, and antimicrobial activity of ozonized pomegranate seeds oil (OPSO). Results have shown that peroxide and acidity values were increased with ozonation times. The FT-IR and 1 H NMR analyses of oil samples have confirmed chain scission at C = C bonds of the fatty acid chains during ozonation and the formation of new carbonyl compounds such as aldehyde, 1,2,4-trioxolane. The ozonation reaction improves the antibacterial activity of non-ozonized PSO. These results make an open door to new applications of OPSO.

Keywords: vegetable oils; ozone; ozonisation; antimicrobial compounds; NMR spectroscopy

Free keywords: ozone; pomegranate seeds oil; ozonated compounds; NMR analysis

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

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