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Lipids

, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 558–559 | Cite as

Diplocyclos palmatus L.: A new seed source of punicic acid

  • G. Gowrikumar
  • V. V. S. Mani
  • T. Chandrasekhara Rao
  • T. N. B. Kaimal
  • G. Lakshminarayana
Communications

Abstract

The seeds ofDiplocyclos palmatus L. (Cucurbitaceae) contained 23% oil and 15% protein. The UV, IR,1H-NMR and13C-NMR spectrometry of the oil, and oxidation, reduction and gas liquid chromatography (GLC) of the methyl ester of conjugated fatty acid isolated by preparative thin layer chromatography (TLC) showed the presence of punicic (octadeca-cis-9,trans-11,cis-13-trienoic) acid. The fatty acid composition (wt %), as determined by GLC, is: punicic, 38.2; 18∶2, 43.9; 16∶0, 8.1; 18∶0, 4.9 and 18∶1, 4.9.

Keywords

Methyl Ester Grape Seed Azelaic Acid Thin Layer Chroma Trienoic Acid 
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Copyright information

© American Oil Chemists’ Society 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Gowrikumar
    • 1
  • V. V. S. Mani
    • 1
  • T. Chandrasekhara Rao
    • 1
  • T. N. B. Kaimal
    • 1
  • G. Lakshminarayana
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR)HyderabadIndia

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