ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Mohamed Z.M. Salem1, Mohamed S. El-Shikh2 and Hayssam M. Ali2,3
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.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(1):205-209
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 19/11/2013 | Accepted: 11/01/2014 | Published: 28/02/2014

Previously, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi has been used in popular medicine as antipyretic, analgesic, and depurative. In the present study, the fatty acids constituents from wood of S. terebinthifolius were analyzed using GC. Standard fatty acids (C2-C25) were previously injected with the same condition used by GC. The total concentration of fatty acids presented in wood was 0.174%. Additionally, the total amount found in 100 g of sample wood was 0.094 g/100g sample. The major fatty acids detected in wood were; methyl ester of myristic acid (C14:0) 9.95%, methyl ester of 14-pentadecenooic acid (C15:1) 3.62%, methyl ester of pentadecanoic acid (C15:0) 3.66%, methyl ester of tridecanoic acid (C13:0) 6.19%, methyl ester of palmitic acid (C16:0) 5.17%, and methyl ester of erucic acid (C22:1, cis-13) 7.99%.


Schinus terebinthifolius, wood, fatty acids, GC analysis

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