Title: GC- MS ANALYSIS OF HEXANE EXTRACTS OF TWO VARIETIES OF SESAME (SESAMUN INDICUM L.) SEED OIL
Author(s): Warra, A.A., Jonathan, B.L, Ibrahim, B.D. and Adedara, A.O.
The qualitative determination fatty acids from hexane extract of two varieties of sesame seed oil using GC-MS analysis revealed the following fatty acids or white sesame seed oil; 11-octadecenoic acid, Oleic acid, Decanoic acid, Tridecanoic acid, Hexadecanoic acid, Stearic acid, Linolelaidic acid, Arachidic acid, Methyl ricinoleate, Nonenoic acid. While for brown sesame seed oil; Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Decanoic acid , Stearic acid, Erucic aci , Arachidic acid, Methyl ricinoleate, 11-octadecenoic acid, 10-undecenoic acid, 7-Nonenoic acid were detected. The results were in favour of the utilization of the seed oils in cosmetic industry.
Keywords: Sesame, seed oil, GC-MS, fatty acids, cosmetics.