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 AJPS  Vol.7 No.15 , November 2016
Fatty Acid Composition of Seed Oil from Fremontodendron californicum
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Abstract: The fatty acid composition of the low water-use shrub Fremontodendron californicum was examined by high temperature capillary gas chromatography. The ground seeds were extracted by supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) to obtain the oil (25.6% w/w) and for subsequent determination of the fatty acid composition. There are five fatty acids present at 1.0% or greater with linoleic 71% of the total. Oleic, palmitic, stearic, vaccenic plus traces of palmitoleic and linolenic comprise the remainder. The fatty acid methyl ester composition would make the oil suitable for biodiesel production.
Cite this paper: A. McKeon, T. (2016) Fatty Acid Composition of Seed Oil from Fremontodendron californicum. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 7, 2107-2111. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2016.715188.
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