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BY-NC-ND 3.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter June 2, 2014

Epicuticular Leaf Wax of Euphorbia helioscopia L. (Euphorbiaceae)

Muhammad Nazir, Waqar Ahmad, Naeem Akhtar Rabi and Shafiq Ahmad Khan

The epicuticular wax of Euphorbia helioscopia was fractionated into fatty acids, hydrocarbons, wax esters, aldehydes, methyl esters, triterpenol acetates, alcohols, sterols, and polar components. The composition of the fractions was determined by GC, GC-MS, HPLC. Main components within these lipid classes are hentriacontane, wax esters C46 and C48, octacosanal, hexacosanol and octacosanol, hexadecanoic acid, and β-sitosterol. Lupeol and its acetate were also confirmed.

Received: 1992-9-23
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1993-2-1

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