Synthesis of biodiesel from Reseda luteola L. seeds

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Chemistry, Khalkhal Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khalkhal, Iran

2 Department of Chemistry, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran

3 Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran


The present study reports the preparation of biodiesel from Reseda luteola L. seeds oil using organic solvent. The hexane extract was obtained by Soxhlet apparatus and subjected to transesterification method to result simple esters. The final prepared composition was analysed by using GC-GC/MS. Thirty- three components representing 92.7% of the extracted oil of R. luteola were identified, among them, 9, 12-octadecadienoic acid methyl ester (23.8%), 9-octadecenoic acid methyl ester (12.2%), hexadecanoic acid methyl ester (9.9%) and n-decane (6.1%) were the major compounds. The organic extract of seeds from R. luteola detected as an important source of unsaturated fatty acid ester compounds.

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Synthesis of biodiesel from Reseda luteola L. seeds


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