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The Interaction of Zinc Ion with Phytic Acid
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 1208–1210, July 1983
How to Cite
EVANS, W. J., JACKS, T. J. and McCOURTNEY, E. J. (1983), The Interaction of Zinc Ion with Phytic Acid. Journal of Food Science, 48: 1208–1210. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1983.tb09193.x
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms received 1/5/83; revised 4/2/83; accepted 4/13/83.
The combination of zinc (II) with phytic acid has been investigated under a variety of reaction conditions. With the P:Zn ratios used, i.e. 1:1 or 6:1, in the preparations elemental analyses of the isolated products indicated P:Zn ratios of either 1, 1.2 or 1.5 dependent upon the initial P:Zn ratios and the various bases and salts used in the preparations. Of the total number of experiments carried out elemental analyses indicated that only about 25% of the isolated complexes had stoichiometric atomic ratios.