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    • Keywords


      Mother Liquor; Unsaponifiable Matter; Lupeol; Root Bark; Isovaleric Acid

    • Abstract


      The wax and resin components of the root bark ofCalotropis gigantea have been examined. A substance corresponding to the description of ‘mudarol’ of previous workers could be isolated. However, its properties indicate that it is a triterpene alcohol and not a sterol. β-amyrin is also found as a major component. These two alcohols are present as esters of volatile and non-volatile fatty acids. β-amyrin acetate could be isolated by direct fractional crystallisation. No substance corresponding to the description of “akundarol” of Hill and Sirkar could be found.

    • Author Affiliations


      P Bhaskara Rama Murti1 T R Seshadri1

      1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Andhra University, Andhra, India
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