Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

, Volume 59, Issue 5, pp 240-241

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Sodium santalbate-dimethyl sulfate inclusion complex

  • K. H. Shankara NarayanaAffiliated withSandal Research Centre
  • , G. S. Krishna RaoAffiliated withDepartment of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science

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A molecular inclusion complex has been obtained from the major acetylenic acid, santalbic acid (octadec-11-en-9-ynoic acid ortrans-11-octadecen-9-ynoic acid) of the seed oil ofSantalum album L. by a simple treatment of its sodium salt with dimethyl sulfate. Aqueous solutions (0.5–1%) of the complex produce good lather and have efficient cleansing (detergent) action on grease and dirt particles.