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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2003  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 12  |  Page No.: 1033 - 1034

Chemical Composition of Abroma augusta Linn. Seed Oil

Waqar Ahmad, Taous Khan, Bashir Ahmad, Zafar Iqbal, Mansoor Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad, Qasim Jan and Muhammad Arfan

Abstract

The seed oil of Abroma augusta Linn., extracted with n-hexane, was studied for chemical composition. The fatty acid composition of the oil was determined using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometric (GCMS) technique. Out of six identified fatty acids, four were saturated (66.6%) and two were unsaturated (33.3%). The structures of various fatty acids were confirmed on the basis of comparison with those reported in literature.

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