ANALYSIS OF FATTY ACID COMPOSITIONS OF APPRICOT KERNEL OILS FOR COSMETIC PURPOSE WITH GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY METHODAbstract
In this study, fatty acid compositions of apricot kernel oils for cosmetic purpose were analyzed. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of fatty acids in apricot kernel oils were made by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In this analysis, apricot kernel oils -which trademarked Karden, Organix and Biovitals- supplied from a herbalist were used. The oils were converted to the methyl ester with KOH hydrolysis. Just after the derivatization process, the oils were analyzed by GC-MS. In conclusion, it was determined that these apricot kernel oils which belong to three different trademarks have a similar fatty acid profile, however, there was no specific standard between them.
B. Yilmaz * and I. Celik
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
14 October 2019
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