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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5858720, 3 pages
Research Article

Study of Fatty Acids Profile in Kernel Oil of Heynea trijuga Roxb. Ex Sims. (syn. Trichilia connaroides (Wight & Arn.) Bentv.)

Department of Chemistry, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand 263 145, India

Correspondence should be addressed to Shishir Tandon

Received 28 January 2016; Revised 30 June 2016; Accepted 10 July 2016; Published 17 January 2017

Academic Editor: Artur M. S. Silva

Copyright © 2017 Ashutosh K. Mittal and Shishir Tandon. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Seed oils have been used for centuries by communities as food, medicine, cosmetic applications, and fuel. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in these nontimber forest products specifically for use in cosmetic formulations. The fatty acid compositions of kernel oil of Heynea trijuga was analyzed by GC-FID. The results showed that the oil content was 37.61 percent (w/w) in seed. Seed oil was rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Important fatty acids present were palmitic acid (22.12%), stearic acid (7.51%), oleic acid (25.20%), and linoleic acid (11.65%).