New lipophilic components of pitch deposits from an Eucalyptus globulus ECF bleached kraft pulp mill


The chemical composition of three pitch samples coming from an Eucalyptus globulus ECF bleached kraft pulp mill was studied by GC-MS. All samples are rich in fatty acids, including several omega- and alpha-hydroxyfatty acids and several oxidation products of beta-sitosterol, such as 5,6-epoxy-24-ethylcholestane-3-ol and 24-ethylcholestane-3,5,6-triol. One oxidation product of oleic acid, namely 9,10-dihydroxyoctadecanoic acid was also identified. The alpha-hydroxyfatty acids, the sterols oxidation products and 9,10-dihydroxyoctadecanoic acid are reported here for the first time as components of pitch issued from ECF bleached kraft pulp mills.



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Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Pereira, CCL; Neto, CP; Cavaleiro, JAS

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