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Chemical composition of Dacyrodes edulis seed oil

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Dacyrodes edulis seed were collected peeled, dried and powdered. The oil were extracted by simple method of cold extraction, the extracts were characterized by the Phytochemical analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Gas Chromatography (GC) to identify the fatty acid profile present in the seed oil. The FTIR analysis shows the variation of the peaks which indicate there is synergy among the functional groups of the extract. The phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, phenol, saponins, tannins and steroids, the study reveal the chemical constituents of Dacyrodes edulis seed oil that these constituents may be behind their medicinal values in phytomedicine.
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  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nigeria
  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
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