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Se Pu. 1999 Sep;17(5):506-7.

[Analysis of physicochemical property and composition of fatty acid of almond oil].

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Shanxi Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan 030001, China.


Almond oil was extracted from almond and saponified with saturated KOH-methanol. The mixed fatty acids methylated by methanol-H2SO4(4:1, V/V). Methyl esters were extracted by ether and detected by gas chromatography. The major fatty acids in Taiyuan almond oil were found to be about 68% oleic acid (C18:1), 25% linoleic acid(C18:2), 4.6%-4.8% palmitic acid(C16:0) and a little of palmitoleic acid(C16:1), stearic acid(C18:0). A trace of arachidic acid(C20:0) was also found.

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