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Title: The chemical constitution of seed fats from some selected plant families in Ghana
Authors: Tuani, Gideon Kwami
Issue Date: 19-Jun-1988
Series/Report no.: 1735;
Abstract: A total of ten seed fats from four plant families, namely sapindaceae, Sapotaceae. Olacaceae and Flacourtiacae have been analyzed for their acylglycerides’ composition. The component free fatty acids and their methylesters from each seed fat have boon separated quantitatively on thin layer chromatography (TV) and identified by their retention times relative to authentic standards. The infra red spectra of the separa-ed free fatty acids and their methylesters were also run and compared with those of authentic standards. Hydroxamic acid derivatives of the fatty acid methylesters have also been prepared and their melting points determined and compared with standards. Each glyceride fraction was digested with pancreatic lipase (enzymatic hydrolysis) to determine the relative positions of acyl groups in the glyceride. Putting the results obtained from all these analyses together, the most probable structures of the component acylglycorides in each seed fat have been proposed.
Description: A thesis presented to the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of M.Phil. Degree,1988
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4035
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