Studies on the physico-chemical properties and fatty acid composition of <i>Nyctanthes arbor-tristis</i> Linn leaves

Authors

  • Mohammad Mizanur Rahman Department of Chemistry, Government Jagannath College (present name: Jagannath University), Dhaka
  • Sudhangshu Kumar Roy Chemical Research Division, BCSIR, Laboratories, Qudrat-i-Khuda road, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Shahjahan Department of Chemistry, Government Jagannath College (present name: Jagannath University), Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcs.v24i2.9711

Keywords:

Seuli leaves, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn, fatty acids composition

Abstract

Seven fatty acids were isolated from pet-ether extract of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn (Seuli) leaves. The relative percentages of the major fatty acids were identified by GLC as palmitic acid (23.88%), linoleic acid (8.95%), stearic acid (47.56%) and oleic acid (5.07%). The yield of the leaves fat was 2.10%. Acid value of seed oil was found to be 76.27 and suggests that this oil is inedible. Physico-chemical characteristic, such as acid value, iodine value, moisture, ash, lignin, crude fibre, fat, protein and carbohydrate of the Seuli leaf were also determined.

Keywords: Seuli leaves; Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn; fatty acids composition.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jbcs.v24i2.9711

Journal of Bangladesh Chemical Society, Vol. 24(2), 215-220, 2011

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Rahman, M. M., Roy, S. K., & Shahjahan, M. (2012). Studies on the physico-chemical properties and fatty acid composition of <i>Nyctanthes arbor-tristis</i> Linn leaves. Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society, 24(2), 215–220. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcs.v24i2.9711

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