Date of Award
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - (M.S.)
Carl W. Carlson
An ethyl acetate solution of Vitamin A Acetate and Palmitate can be determined calorimetrically with the addition of concentrated hydrochloric acid in the proper ratio; one part of ethylacetate-Vitamin A solution to four parts of acid. A purplish-blue color is produced which reaches its maximum intensity within one minute and lasts for ten minutes. This color can be read in the Ilett-Summerson colorimeter using glass filter #54. Like many colorimetric determinations, this method is valid within certain concentration limits of sample, 20-225 milligrams of Vitamin A per final 5 milliliter aliquot.
Volpe, Julian Anthony, "A proposed method of analysis for vitamin A acetate and vitamin A palmitate bulk" (1955). Theses. 2364.