African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 665

Short Communication

Fatty acid composition of the seed oil of Chrysophyllum albidum (G.Don)

Paul M. Osamudiamen*
  • Paul M. Osamudiamen*
  • Department of Chemical Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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Lukman O. Afolabi
  • Lukman O. Afolabi
  • Department of Chemical Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 18 January 2014
  •  Accepted: 26 June 2014
  •  Published: 31 July 2014

Abstract

The fatty acid composition of seed oil of Chrysophyllum albidum was determined by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). The seed oil contained much important fatty acids with linoleic (26.21%) and palmitic (14.41%) acids being the most abundant unsaturated and saturated fatty acids, respectively. The total unsaturation for the oil was 67.61%. These results confirm that the oil of C. albidum is of industrial importance.

 

Key words: Chrysophyllum albidum, fatty acid, seed oil, methyl esters