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Vernonia volkameriaefolia Seed oil: a rich source of epoxy acid

  • S. F. Siddiqi
  • Fasih Ahmad
  • M. S. Siddiqi
  • S. M. Osman
  • G. R. Fenwick
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Abstract

The seeds ofVernonia volkameriaefolia contain 20% oil and are a good source of epoxidized triglycerides. The vernolic acid (cis-12, 13-epoxy-cis-9, 10-octadecenoic acid) content of the oil was 63.5%. The structure of this compound was established by chemical and physical methods, including a study of the mass spectral fragmentation of the parent compound and its derivatives.

Keywords

Epoxy Compound Pyrrolidide Epoxy Acid Vernolic Acid Argentation Thin Layer Chromatography 
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© American Oil Chemists’ Society 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. F. Siddiqi
    • 1
  • Fasih Ahmad
    • 1
  • M. S. Siddiqi
    • 1
  • S. M. Osman
    • 1
  • G. R. Fenwick
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Oil and Fats, Department of ChemistryAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.A.F.R.C. Food Research InstituteNorwichUK

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