Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. May 2014 Special Edition

Identification of Fatty Acids from Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Leaves using Standard Fatty Acids with C2-C25

Mohamed Z.M. Salem1, Hayssam M. Ali2,3* and Nader A. El-Shanhorey4

1Forestry and Wood Technology Department, Faculty of Agriculture (EL-Shatby), Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. 2Botany and Microbiology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia. 3Timber Trees Research Department, Sabahia Horticulture Research Station, Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Alexandria, Egypt. 4Department of Botanical Gardens Research, Horticultural Research Institute (ARC), Alexandria, Egypt.

Received on 22 February 2014 and accepted on 23 April 2014



In the present study the fatty acids from leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi were analyzed using GC. The total concentrations of fatty acids presented in leaves were 0.551%. The total amount found in 100 g of sample of leaves was 1.403 g/100g. The fatty acids constituents found in leaves were; methyl ester of heptadecenoic acid (C17:1) 22.56%, methyl ester of stearic acid (C18:0) 11.47%, methyl ester of oleic acid (C18:1) 11.18%, methyl ester of pentadecanoic acid (C15:0) 5.65%, methyl ester of hexadecenoic acid (C16:1) 5.28%, methyl ester of archidic acid (C20:0) 7.57%, methyl ester of tetradecenoic acid (C14:1) 6.71%, methyl ester of myristic acid (C14:0) 5.21%, methyl ester of tridecanoic acid (C13:0) 4.69%, methyl ester of palmitic acid (C16:0) 4.06%, methyl ester of 14-pentadecenooic acid (C15:1) 4.91%, methyl ester of caprylic acid (C8:0) 1.72%, methyl ester of lauric acid (C12:0) 1.96%, methyl ester of heneicosanoic acid (C21:0) 1.97%, methyl ester of erucic acid (C22:1, cis-13) 2.32%, Methyl ester of linoleic acid (C18:2, cis-9,12) 1.27%, methyl ester of margarinic acid (C17:0) 0.44%, methyl ester of capric acid (C10:0) 0.18%, and methyl ester of docosadienoic acid (C22:2) 0.17%.

Keywords : Schinus terebinthifolius, leaves, standard fatty acids, GC.