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  • n. The epoxide derived from glycerol; it has a number of industrial uses

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  • The synthesis of the epoxide (R) - glycidol is shown in figure 7.

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  • The allylic alcohol is oxidised to the epoxide (R) - glycidol using the oxidising agent tertiary butylhydroperoxide in the presence of a catalyst.

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  • "As there is no alternative to infant milk formula with refined fats for infants who are not exclusively breastfed, the manufacturers of these products must do everything they can to reduce the levels of glycidol fatty acid esters as far as possible," said BfR in a statement.

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  • The spokesperson added that it is not clear if glycidol fatty acid esters are metabolized in the same way as glycidol in its pure form.

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  • "In order to obtain robust exposure data for reliable risk assessment, BfR is of the opinion that there is an urgent need for the development and validation of a suitable detection method for glycidol fatty acid esters,"

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  • BfR has presented its initial evaluation of the assessment on whether there is a potential threat to health, and this is based on the worst case scenario that glycidol is released fully during digestion from the fatty acid esters and is then available to the body.

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  • Refined vegetable fats derived from palm oil, used for margarines and infant formulae, may contain glycidol fatty acid esters, says the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

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  • These include uncertainty over what levels of glycidol are released from the glycidol fatty acid esters during digestion in humans.

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  • Based on this calculation, the risk assessor concluded that infants fed exclusively on industrially prepared infant milk formula would consume harmful levels of glycidol.

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  • "As the exact levels of glycidol fatty acid esters could not be reliably determined up to now in vegetable fats, BfR adopts the hypothetical assumption that one kilogram of edible fat contains one milligram glycidol," it explained.

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