Analysis of the Oil from the Seeds of Sesbania aegyptiaca Poir

V.K. Saxena* And L.N. Mishra

Department of Chemistry, Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar-470 003, India


The fixed oil from the seeds of Sesbania aegyptiaca Poir has
been analyzed for its analytical characteristics and fatty acid composition.
The seeds contain 6.2% greenish yellow oil. The GLC
analysis has revealed the presence of fatty acids, viz., palmitic
(9.8%), stearic (18.2%), lignoceric (2.6%), oleic (25.8%), linoleic
(37.4%) and linolenic (11.5%). The unsaponifiable matter (4.0%)
of the oil consists of   α-amyrin,   β-sitosterol and lupeol.


Sesbania aegyptiaca, Leguminosae, Fatty acids.

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  • Asian J. Chem. /
  •  2003 /
  •  15(3) /
  •  pp 1811-1813