The waxy matter of the flowers ofHibiscus sabdariffa andCarthamus tinctorius

  • P. Bhaskara Rama Murti
  • T. R. Seshadri


The waxy matter isolated from the flowers ofHibiscus sabdariffa by alcohol extraction yielded phytosterolin as the ether-insoluble component. The ether-soluble portion consisted mainly of hydrocarbons having chain lenghts round about C27 along with very small amounts of sitosterol. By the extraction of safflower with carbon tetrachloride was obtained a wax made up mostly of paraffin of chain lenght C29 and near homologues.


Sitosterol Unsaponifiable Matter Colourless Needle Mixed Melting Point Average Chain Length 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1945

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bhaskara Rama Murti
    • 1
  • T. R. Seshadri
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyAndhra UniversityIndia

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