Michigan State University
Some components of the lipidic fraction of the drupes of Sambucus ebulus were separated and studes using TLC and GC. Among the fatty acids, unsaturated ones were present in very hihg percentage (93.4%). The sterols were identified as campesterol (9.5%), stigmasterol (3.1%), β-sitosterol (84.6%), Δ7-stigmastenol (2.7%). The C18, C20, C22, C24, C28 aliphatic alcohols were present. Among the triterpenic alcohols cycloartanol, 24-methylene-cycloartanol and α- and β-amyrin were detected (the last two were very abundant). © 1979 Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.