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Analytical characterization of fatty acids present in seed oils by gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry and qualitative determination of various phytonutrients in dandelion plant

Syed M. Salman, Shaukat Ali, M. Siddique Afridi, Dawood khan, Abrar Ahmad

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Int. J. Biosci.7(2), 36-44, August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/7.2.36-44


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The current research was carried out to determine the phytochemicals constituents in the species of dandelion. Quantitative screenings of fatty acids was also carried out in our lab. Derivatives of methyl ester of fatty acids were analyzed. The analysis was carried out using gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometer. The result of 19 different fatty acid components were identified and quantified. Linolenic acid was found in highest concentration (C18:2, 19.88%) among the identified analytes of interest. In addition quantification of methyl esters of Tridecanoic acid (C13:0, 1.37%), Palmitic acid (C16:0, 3.89%), linoleic acid (C18:2, 7.78%) and Behenic acid (C22:0, 1.25%) were determined. Concentrations of rest of the detected fatty acids were less than 1%. From the literature it appears that no such work has been performed for the determination of fatty acids in Dandelion seed oil. All these plants were collected locally.


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