Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The fatty oil of delphinium seed (Delphinium hybridum (Hort.)) was examined. Fresh seed gave an oil composed mainly of glycerides but having 2.8% of free fatty acids. The oil from older seed contained about 50% of free fatty acids, apparently as a result of lipase action in the seed. The total fatty acids were found to include cis-11-eicosenoic acid (18%) and eicosadienoic acid (1%), the latter identified as tetrahydroxyeicosanoic acid. Other acids that were identified and the estimated percentages were: 9-hexadecenoic <1, palmitic 4, linoleic 16, oleic 53, and stearic 1. Spectroscopic analysis indicated a content of 2.5% of octadecatrienoic acid. Eicosoic acids have not been observed previously in the seed oils of this plant family (Ranunculaceae).

Authors: Chisholm, M. J.; Hopkins, C. Y.

Journal: Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie

Year: 1956

Volume: 34

Page: 459-464

UID: WOS:A1956WL95200008

DOI: 10.1139/v56-067

Genus Species Data Points
Delphinium spp. 8
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