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Extraction, Physicochemical, Phytochemical Analysis And Identification Of Some Important Compounds Of Monodora Myristica (African Nutmeg) Seed Oil

Ezeuko, Adaora Stella and Bamgboye, O. A. and Jonathan, Hassana and Uchenna, Daniel .O. (2017) Extraction, Physicochemical, Phytochemical Analysis And Identification Of Some Important Compounds Of Monodora Myristica (African Nutmeg) Seed Oil. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS), 4 (6). pp. 406-410. ISSN 2394-4404

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Abstract

The oil from African nutmeg seed (Monodora myristica) also known as ehuru in Igbo or Ariwo in Yoruba was extracted using normal hexane. Physico-chemical analysis, phytochemical analysis and GC-MS was carried out from crude extract. Physico-chemical analysis indicated that Iodine value (4.318 mg), Peroxide value (10.1 meq/ kg), Acid value (0.784 mg KOH /g), Saponification value (246.1 mg KOH g-), Refractive index (1.479), Specific gravity (0.968 g/m L) and % yield (36.04%). GC-MS analysis shed n-Hexadecanoic acid, Arachidonic acid, 9- Octadecanoic acid to be a major component of the seed oil. The results suggest that the oil is non drying oil; free from rancidity therefore it is good for cooking.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 08:53
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 08:53
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10116

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