Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The fat of the seeds of Fevillea cordifolia was extracted under exclusion of oxygen and light and then characterized by C-13-NMR in regard to the contained unsaturated acid moieties. The total fat was separated by HPLC to yield one major fraction (approximately 45%), one medium fraction (approximately 18 %) and some minor fractions. All substantial fractions showed the chromophore of a conjugated triene. According to MS-analysis the major fraction consists of distearyleleostearylglycerol. The total fat was converted by transesterification to a mixture of fatty acid methyl esters, which was analyzed by subsequent HPLC and GC: Main fatty acids were found to be stearic acid (53 %) and the triple conjugated alpha-eleostearic acid (31 %). Interestingly, punicic acid, which is isomeric to alpha-eleostearic acid and contained in various seed fats of Cucurbitaceae plants, could not be detected.

Authors: Achenbach, H.; Hefterbubl, U.; Waibel, R.; Constenla, M. A.; Hahn, H.

Journal: Fett Wissenschaft Technologie-Fat Science Technology

Year: 1992

Volume: 94

Page: 294-297

UID: WOS:A1992JP18600003

DOI: 10.1002/lipi.19920940804

SOFA citation(s)

Authors: Achenbach, H. et al.

Journal: Fat Sci. Technol.

Year: 1992

Volume: 94

Page: 294

SOFA Table(s)
Genus Species Order Family Data Points
Fevillea cordifolia Cucurbitales Cucurbitaceae 9