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Analysis of the nonpolar extractables ofAsclepias speciosa

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Asclepias speciosa is currently being evaluated as a potential hydrocarbon-producing crop. Chemical analyses of the nonpolar extractables of the above ground parts of this plant showed that pentacyclic triterpenoids and sterols account for over 90% of the refined hexane extract. In addition, low molecular weight natural rubber (cis-1,4-polyisoprene), of potential use as an elastomer, was obtained from the crude hexane extract.

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Adams, R.P., Balandrin, M.F., Hogge, L. et al. Analysis of the nonpolar extractables ofAsclepias speciosa . J Am Oil Chem Soc 60, 1315–1318 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02702107

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