Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 1 No. 1  1989 June p.  69-77
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Isolation and identification of wax esters in palm oil mill final effluent discharge

Author(s): OOI Tian Lye* and M C Chow*

Thin layer chromatography of an extract of palm oil mill final effluent discharge revealed that the major components present are quite similar to those of crude palm oil. A band which had been previously reported and which contributed about 6% (w/w) of the extract was found to consist of long-chain wax esters ranging from molecular weight m/z 396 to m/z 508. Hexadecyl laurate and hexadecyl myristate were found to be the two major constituents; together they accounted for about 45% of the total was esters detected.

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*Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM) PO Box 10620, 50721 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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