Study on fatty acid composition and physico-chemical properties of <i>Nyctanthes arbortristis</i> root

Authors

  • Mohammad Mizanur Rahman Department of Chemistry, Government Jagannath College (present name: Jagannath University), Dhaka
  • Mohammad Shahjahan Department of Chemistry, Government Jagannath College (present name: Jagannath University), Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcs.v24i2.9709

Keywords:

Nyctanthes arbortristis Linn, Seuli, root, fatty acid composition, gas liquid chromatography

Abstract

Fatty acid composition of Nyctanthes arbortristis Linn root extracted successively  with light petroleum ether (40-600C bp.)- n-hexane and chloroform were analyzed by gas liquid chromatography (GLC). Twenty one fatty acids were identified in the Seuli root. The major saturated and unsaturated fatty acids are palmitic acid (C16:0, 13.97%) and oleic acid (C18:1, 28.43%). Physio-chemical characteristics, such as iodine value, moisture, ash, lignin and crude fibre of the Seuli root were also determined.  

Keywords: Nyctanthes arbortristis Linn; Seuli; root; fatty acid composition; gas liquid chromatography.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jbcs.v24i2.9709

Journal of Bangladesh Chemical Society, Vol. 24(2), 202-208, 2011

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Rahman, M. M., & Shahjahan, M. (2012). Study on fatty acid composition and physico-chemical properties of <i>Nyctanthes arbortristis</i> root. Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society, 24(2), 202–208. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcs.v24i2.9709

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