Structured Edible Oils: The Potential of Mixed Cyclic Di-Amino Acids

dc.contributor.advisorRogers, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSultani, Arianna
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-06T17:05:36Z
dc.date.available2023-09-06T17:05:36Z
dc.date.copyright2023-09
dc.date.created2023-08-25
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Food Science
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science
dc.degree.programmeFood Science
dc.description.abstractCyclic di-amino acids (CdAAs) are versatile low molecular-mass organogelators (LMOGs) investigated across multiple applications, including oil structuring and improving drug delivery. The gelling behavior, and crystal morphology compared for induvial and mixed CdAAs in various solvents found mixtures of four or more CdAAs altered gelation allowing it to form a colloidal, protein crystal network in canola oil, while individual CdAA gelators precipitated. Combining CdAAs alters the gelation behavior of the mixed CdAA gels compared to pure CdAA gels. Self-assembly of a single CdAA is influenced by identical amino acid side chains driving molecular alignment. Mixed CdAA systems are directed to self-assemble based on their cyclic ring, and with sufficient amino acid side chain diversity, highly branched colloidal protein crystal form, solidifying canola oil. The crystalline networks formed by the mixed CdAAs are similar to traditional fat crystal networks, making mixed CdAAs an excellent candidate as a novel fat structuring agent.
dc.description.embargo2024-05-02
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27827
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectEdible Oilsen
dc.subjectCyclic di-amino acidsen
dc.subjectMixed CdAAen
dc.subjectCanola oilen
dc.titleStructured Edible Oils: The Potential of Mixed Cyclic Di-Amino Acids
dc.typeThesisen

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