ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Fatty acid profile of Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim. seed oil
Weifen Wang, Lanzhou Wang, and Jiaxin Jiang
College of Life Science, China Jiliang University, 310018 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
Received: 20 June 2008 Revised: 11 November 2008 Accepted: 21 November 2008
Abstract: Fatty acid profile data for refined cold-pressed Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim. seed oil, in comparison to other commercially available oils — olive, rapeseed and camellia, are presented. Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim. seed oil has high oleic and linoleic acid content and high polyunsaturated acid content. Squalene elutes as a distinct
peak in the GC chromatograph. For a positive identification, MS detection was used. In the samples analyzed, squalene occurred
in the range of 57.4–68.2 mg g−1.
Keywords: Trichosanthes kirilowii seed - fatty acids - squalene - GC
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 63 (4) 489–492 (2009)