Abstract

The present invention relates to a solvent for use in extracting oil from an oil bearing material, such as soybeans, with the solvent resulting in the selective extraction of a triglyceride rich oil, which contains 95% or greater triglycerides and non-polar constituents, with the solvent comprised of a hydrocarbon, preferably hexane, and a fluorocarbon, so that the solvent has a viscosity less than 2.6 centipoise and a polarity of less than 0.1. The present invention also relates to a method of using the solvent to extract the triglyceride rich oil, with the method including preferably extracting the oil at a temperature ranging between 35° C. and 55° C., and then preferably cooling resulting miscella to a temperature ranging between 15° C. and 25° C.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Patent Application Number

10/081,409

Patent Number

US 6,793,951 B2

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

2004 © The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.

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