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Assessment of the fatty acids composition of Monotheca buxifolia (Falc.) A. DC.

By: Sarwat Iftikhar, Samin Jan, Iqbal Hussain, Haider Zaman, Sher Wali

Key Words: Monotheca buxifolia, Methyl ester, Lenolenic acid, Gas chromatography, Analytes.

Int. J. Biosci. 12(2), 254-259, February 2018.


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The Monotheca buxifolia leaves oil constituents of methyl ester derivatives of fatty acids were analyzed applying Gas Chromatography coupled to mass spectrometer. The results obtained containing the saturated as well as unsaturated fatty acids of M. buxifolia leaves oils. A total of 13 different components were identified and quantified. Methyl ester of Lenolenic acid was found in high concentration 4.07%, among the identified analytes of interest. In addition, methyl ester of Palmitic acid 3.11%, Myristic acid 1.87, Linolenic acids 1.67%, Stearic acid 0.97 were found. Concentration of the rest of identified fatty acids analytes were less than 1%. Thus from the results it is apparent that due to the presence of high percentage of valuable analytes concentrations detected in the fatty acid of M. buxifolia leaves oils, has increased its importance for the consumption in the pharmaceuticals as well as its applications in the new formulations for different health purposes.

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Assessment of the fatty acids composition of Monotheca buxifolia (Falc.) A. DC.

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Sarwat Iftikhar, Samin Jan, Iqbal Hussain, Haider Zaman, Sher Wali.
Assessment of the fatty acids composition of Monotheca buxifolia (Falc.) A. DC..
Int. J. Biosci. 12(2), 254-259, February 2018.
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