Vernonia volkameriaefolia Seed oil: a rich source of epoxy acid
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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.
KeywordsEpoxy Compound Pyrrolidide Epoxy Acid Vernolic Acid Argentation Thin Layer Chromatography
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