Fatty acid composition of two Athamanta turbith subspecies
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The fruit oils of Athamanta turbith ssp. hungarica and Athamanta turbith ssp. haynaldii were obtained by Soxhlet extraction using petroleum ether. The fatty acid composition of oils was determined by GC in the methyl ester form. Considering the composition and content of fatty acids, the examined oils were very similar. Petroselinic acid was the principal one (45.6 and 46.2%, respectively), followed by a significant amount of linoleic acid (26.9 and 29.1%, respectively). In both oils, myristic, pentadecanoic, palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, petroselinic, oleic, linoleic, a-linolenic, arachidic, and behenic acid were identified. Lignoceric acid was detected only in A. turbith ssp. hungarica oil.
Keywords:Athamanta turbith ssp hungarica / Athamanta turbith ssp haynaldii / fatty acid composition / GC / petroselinic acid
Source:Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 2006, 42, 4, 391-393
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