Extraction of β-Sitosterol from Jatropha Seed Oil
Solvent extraction technique was applied for the extraction of β-Sitosterol from jatropha seed oil．The optimum conditions for the lab scale extraction were obtained at 30ml solvent, 0.05g magnesium power, ratio of hydrochloric acid to zinc chloride of 1/1.75 (ml/g) and tetrahydrofuran as a solvent. Under the optical conditions, the yield of β-sitosterol was up to 3.27mg/g.
Zhong Cao, Lixian Sun, Xueqiang Cao, Yinghe He
S. Y. Liu et al., "Extraction of β-Sitosterol from Jatropha Seed Oil", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 233-235, pp. 1210-1213, 2011