JACEN  Vol.7 No.2 , May 2018
Chemical Characterization of N-Hexane Extract Obtained from Lignocellulose Residual Contained in Agroindustrial Wastes
Abstract: The chemical composition of n-hexane extractives from lignocellulose residual contained in different agroindustrial wastes was studied. The n-hexane extract, which accounted for 1.6% of total lignocellulose residual weight, was analysed by 1H-NMR and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The most predominant compounds identified were aliphatic hydrocarbons (lineal alkanes, branched alkanes, alkenes). Additionally, terpenes, ketones, fatty alcohols, fatty acids and steroids were also found together in minor amounts. The lipophilic compounds in n-hexane extracts in three lignocellulosic wastes, which is highly valuable information for a more complete industrial utilization of these lignocellulosic materials.
Cite this paper: Solá-Pérez, J. , Saldarriaga-Noreña, H. , Murillo-Tovar, M. , Ronderos-Lara, G. and López-Martínez, V. (2018) Chemical Characterization of N-Hexane Extract Obtained from Lignocellulose Residual Contained in Agroindustrial Wastes. Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment, 7, 94-104. doi: 10.4236/jacen.2018.72009.

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