Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 3391-3394

Composition of the wax of Sonchus asper VILL.

Mukat Beharia, Rajiv Guptaa and Milan Streiblb

a Chemical Laboratories, Shri Varshneya College, Aligarh 202001, India
b Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6


Chromatographic and spectroscopic methods were employed for analysis of the plant wax of Sonchus asper VILL. The wax contains hydrocarbons (11.7%), esters (17.4%), triterpene acetates (16.1%), primary alcohols (11.1%), triterpenic alcohols (7.8%) and sterols (11.7%).