Michigan State University
Seeds from seven species of plants belonging to less familiar botanical families were analysed for oil and protein, and the fatty acid composition of the oils was determined by gas liquid chromatography. Oils from five species are interesting in containing high percentage (71.9–83.7%) of C18 unsaturated acids. Seeds from Tropaeolum majus contain oil which, on the basis of chromatographic analysis, appears to be a suitable industrial source of cis-11-eicosenoic and cis-13-docosenoic (erucic) acids.
Ahmad, M. S.; Ahmad, M. U.; Ansari, A. A.; Osman, S. M.
Fette Seifen Anstrichmittel