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Formation Mechanisms and Edible Applications of Molecular Compound (MC) Forming Mixture Systems of Saturated-Unsaturated Mixed-Acid Triacylglycerols
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  • Ken Taguchi,
  • Laura Bayes-Garcia,
  • Kiyotaka Sato,
  • Lu Zhang,
  • Shinichi Yoshikawa,
  • F Kaneko,
  • Yoshinori Yamamoto,
  • Shimpei Watanabe
Ken Taguchi
Hiroshima University

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Laura Bayes-Garcia
Universitat de Barcelona
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Kiyotaka Sato
Hiroshima University
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Shinichi Yoshikawa
Fuji Oil Holdings Inc.
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F Kaneko
Osaka University
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Yoshinori Yamamoto
Osaka Daigaku
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Shimpei Watanabe
Fuji Oil Holdings Inc.
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The triacylglycerols (TAGs) containing saturated (Sat) -unsaturated (U) fatty acid moieties (Sat-U mixed acid TAGs) are widely present in most natural fats and employed in many industrial applications. The mixing behavior of different Sat-U mixed acid TAGs acts important roles in the physicochemical properties TAG-based materials. Among the three main mixing states of miscible, eutectic and molecular compound (MC) forming mixtures, fundamental research has been conducted on the MC crystals formed by different Sat-U mixed acid TAGs to understand the structures, phase behavior and crystallization properties. This article reviews recent studies on the complex thermodynamic, kinetic and structural factors that affect the formation of MC crystals in binary and ternary mixtures of Sat-U mixed acid TAGs (SatUSat, SatSatU, USatU and UUSat) through specific molecular interactions among the component TAGs. Furthermore, the application of the MC-forming mixtures containing cacao butter to new types of cocoa butter alternative is reviewed.
04 Aug 2023Submitted to Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society
04 Aug 2023Submission Checks Completed
04 Aug 2023Assigned to Editor
04 Aug 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Aug 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Sep 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
13 Oct 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
17 Oct 20232nd Revision Received
17 Oct 2023Submission Checks Completed
17 Oct 2023Assigned to Editor
17 Oct 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Accept