, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 49-50

Fatty acids of doxantha seed oil

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The seed oil ofDoxantha unguis-cati was found to have the following fatty acid composition:cis-9-hexadecenoic 64,cis-11-octadecenoic 15, oleic 4, hexadecadienoic 1, linoleic 4, palmitic 12 and stearic <1%. The significance of the unusual fat composition is discussed in relation to biosynthetic mechanisms.

Issued as NRC No. 8291.