Accession Number : AD0726238

Title :   Leaf Wax of Durum Wheat,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA SASKATOON (SASKATCHEWAN) PRAIRIE REGIONAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Tulloch,A. P. ; Hoffman,L. L.

Report Date : 19 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Leaf waxes from durum wheat varieties Pelissier and Stewart 63 contained hydrocarbons (9%), esters (9%), alcohols (17%), acids (3%), beta-diketone (36%), hydroxy beta-diketone (9%) and unidentified material (17%). The major hydrocarbon was nonacosane, the C36-C56 esters were esters of C20-C28 alcohols with C16-C30 saturated acids and trans 2-docosenoic and 2-tetracosenoic acids, and the principal alcohol was octacosanol. The beta-diketone was hentriacontane-14,16-dione and the hydroxy beta-diketone was 25(S)-hydroxyhentriacontane-14,16-dione. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WHEAT, WAXES), (*WAXES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS), KETONES, THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY, MOLECULAR ROTATION, CANADA

Subject Categories : Agricultural Chemistry
      Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE