Fatty acid composition of Brunfelsia uniflora (Solanaceae) seed oil
Keywords:Brunfelsia uniflora (Solanaceae), Fatty acid (composition), Seed oil
The seeds of Brunfelsia uniflora contained 30.5% of oil. The oil was analysed and components were identified by infrared (IR), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and chemical methods. Linoleic acid predominated (75.5%) followed by oleic (11.8%) and palmitic (7.25%) acids. Ricinoleic acid was present in small quantities (0.52%).
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