Mechanochemical production of olive oil based composites

Marina Nisnevitch, Svetlana Lugovskoy, Evgenia Gabidulin, Olga Shestak

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Olive oil, a natural extract of the O. europaea plant, is an ancient product of the Mediterranean Sea area, used for food, illumination, medicine and cosmetics. Olive oil contains glycerides of unsaturated and saturated fatty acids, as well as free acids, and a large number of other biologically active components. The modern cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries are turning to natural herbal sources, including O. europaea, in order to find effective, low allergic and non-irritating components for creams, ointments and other products. In this chapter we report on the mechanochemical treatment of olive oil mixed with talc or titanium dioxide, the solid ingredient of creams, ointments and powders, and with solid ascorbic acid. It was shown by FTIR spectroscopy that olive oil components attach to solid supports by covalent bonding or by adsorption. New olive oil based composites produced by a fast and "green" mechanochemical method can serve as active agents for cosmetic and drug compositions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOlive Oil and Health
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781617286537
StatePublished - 2010


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