JOURNAL of the Tunisian Chemical Society

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Composition chimique des lipides des graines de Cynara Cardunculus L. (astéracées)

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The chemical composition of Cynara cardunculus L. seed oil has been determined. This oil is rich in oleic and linoleic acids. Twelve triacylglycerols have been identified : LLL. LLO, LnOO, LOO and LOP are present in proportions superior to 1O%.Thirteen sterols have been identified with stigmasterol, β-sitosterol and Δ-7-stigmastenol as major constituents.

I. Koubaa, R. Jarraya, J. Makni, M. Damak

Asteraceae, Cynara cardunculus, oil, triacylglycemls, sterols

Pages 31-33

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