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GC-MS Analysis of Various Extracts of Sheanut Fat
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 6 (December)
Pages: 67-73   |   Vol. 3, No. 6, December 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Aliyu Ahmad Warra, Department of Biochemistry, Kebbi State University of Science & Technology, Aliero, Nigeria.
Abstract
This work focuses on GC-MS analysis of the fatty acid composition of the shea nut fats obtained from selected areas of Kebbi State, Nigeria. The fats were extracted by local traditional and soxhlet extraction methods. The study involves different extraction procedures to identify and confirm fatty acids. The GC-MS spectra interpretation is restricted to compounds identification. The GC-MS fragments revealed the following fatty acids profile;Oleic acid (C18H34O2), Palmitic acid (C16H32O2), Stearic acid (C18H32O2), Undecylenic acid (C11H20O2), Methyl ricinoleate (C19H36O3), Behenic acid (C23H46O2), Tridecylic acid (CH3 (CH2)11COOH), Nonadecanoic acid(CH3 (CH2)17COOH). Even though the work have limitation in comparison of the extraction methods and the results obtained. However the results showed the potential of the Traditional local and hexane extracts of the shea nut fats in cosmetics, perfumery and pharmaceuticals.
Keywords
Sheanut Fat, Physico-Chemical, GC-MS, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals
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