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Aremu M. O, Olaofe O, Akintayo E. T, Lajide L. Characteristics of Legume Seed Oils by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Biosci Biotech Res Asia 2006;3(1a).
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Characteristics of Legume Seed Oils by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

M.O. Aremu*1, O. Olaofe2, E.T. Akintayo2 and L. Lajide3

1Department of Chemistry, Nasarawa State University PMB1022, Keffi, Nigeria.

2Department of Chemistry, University of Ado-Ekiti, PMB 5363, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

3Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, PMB 704, Akure, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT: Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was used to characterize six different underutilized tropical legume seed oils. Intensive discussion on the absorption bands assigned to different functional groups was made. The results showed that wave numbers of many of the bands were independent of the nature of the seed oils while the IR values of bands at 3008 cm-1 and 1099 cm-1 were found to be dependent on the nature of the oil. The intensities of the bands of 3008 cm-1, 2922 cm-1 and 2853 cm-1 were also found to be function of the composition of the seed oils.

KEYWORDS: Characterization; Legume seed oils; Fourier Transform Infrared

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