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Sudan medicinal and aromatic plants. III. Fatty acids from the oil of Monechma ciliatum
M. ciliatum seed oil, extracted with petroleum ether and hydrolysed with ethanolic KOH, yielded 91% fatty acids and 1% unsaponifiable matter. The solid fraction obtained after esterification with diazomethane contained stearic (5%), arachidic (75%) and behenic (20%) acids, and the liquid fraction contained myristic (4%), tetradecenoic (2%), palmitic (13%), hexadecenoic (4%), stearic (16%), oleic (28%), linoleic (24%), arachidic (5%) and behenic (3%) acids.
Authors: Ayoub, S. M. H.; Babiker, A. J.