• Chemical composition ofCalotropis gigantea - Part VI. Flowers. A comparison of the composition of the various parts of the plant

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      Stem Bark; Root Bark; Isovaleric Acid; Lanthanum Nitrate; Calcium Soap

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      The ligroin extract of the flowers yielded waxy matter. One fraction of it consisted mainly of the esters of the resinols, α- and β-calotropeols and β-amyrin, with volatile as well as long chain fatty acids. There was also some sterol. The non-resinol aliphatic part contained mainly esters of wax acids and alcohols. The alcoholic extract of the wax-free flowers yielded only mineral matter—citrates, chlorides and tartrates of sodium and potassium.

      The various parts ofCalotropis gigantea are compared with regard to the chemical components present in them.

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      P Bhaskara Rama Murti1 T R Seshadri1

      1. Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
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