Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society

, Volume 77, Issue 12, pp 1325–1329 | Cite as

Characterization of triglycerides isolated from jojoba oil

  • M. Van Boven
  • R. A. Holser
  • M. Cokelaere
  • E. Decuypere
  • C. Govaerts
  • J. Lemey


Triglyceride compounds isolated from jojoba seed oil by column chromatography were composed predominantly of C18′ C20′ C22′ and C24 n−9 fatty acids with minor amounts of saturated C16. Chain length and double-bond positions were determined by gas-liquid chromatography and gas-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry of the corresponding methyl ester and picolinyl ester derivatives. Triglyceride structures were analyzed directly by ion trap mass spectrometry. The analysis of minor compounds, can provide highly specific information about the identity of an oil.

Key words

GC-MS ion trap MS jojoba triglycerides wax ester 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Van Boven
    • 1
  • R. A. Holser
    • 2
  • M. Cokelaere
    • 3
  • E. Decuypere
    • 4
  • C. Govaerts
    • 5
  • J. Lemey
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Toxicology and Food ChemistryKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.New Crops Research, USDA, ARSNCAURPeoria
  3. 3.Interdisciplinary Research CenterKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenKortrijkBelgium
  4. 4.Laboratory of Physiology and Immunology of Domestic AnimalsKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  5. 5.Laboratory of Pharmaceutical ChemistryKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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