Composition of Fatty Acids, Tocopherols, Sterols, Total Phenolics, and Antioxidant Activity of Seed Oils of Afzelia xylocarpa and Cassia fistula

  • Doan Lan Phuong
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy
  • Pham Quoc LongEmail author
  • Ping-Chung Kuo
  • Tran Dinh ThangEmail author

The present study was aimed at characterizing composition of the seed oils of Afzelia xylocarpa (Kurz) Craib and Cassia fistula L., including the fatty acid profiles and contents of tocopherols, sterols, and total phenolics. The fatty acid profiles of two seed samples were analyzed by GC. The tocopherols and sterols were determined by HPLC, and the total phenolics was assessed by the Folin–Ciocalteau method and HPLC analysis. In addition, the DPPH free radical scavenging assay was used to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of these extracts. These experimental data evidenced the traditional and medicinal uses of these two Fabaceae seeds in Vietnam.


fatty acid gas chromatography tocopherol sterol total phenolic DPPH free radical scavenging assay 



The authors are thankful to the Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam (44/2014/HD-NDT) for financial support of the present research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Natural Products ChemistryVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyCau GiayVietnam
  2. 2.Graduate University of Science and Technology Vietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyCau GiayVietnam
  3. 3.Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and ForestryThai Nguyen CityVietnam
  4. 4.School of Pharmacy, College of MedicineNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  5. 5.School of Chemistry, Biology and EnviromentVinh UniversityVinh CityVietnam
  6. 6.NTT Institute of High TechnologyNguyen Tat Thanh UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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