This paper deals with the extraction and characterization of seed oil of Mirabilis Jalapa, commonly called as the marvel of Peru or four o'clock flower using petroleum ether as solvent. The seeds were found to contain 4.5% oil .Refractive index, specific gravity, saponification number, and Iodine value, acid number was determined as main physicochemical characteristics. The density of extracted oil was found as 0.70 g/ml .The iodine value was found as 83 and saponification value 174. This saponification value indicates moderate cleansing ability whereas the high iodine value suggests reactivity towards atmospheric oxidation on exposure to air.
Mirabilis Jalapa, seed oil, solvent extraction, physicochemical properties, saponification number.
Dr. Akleshwar Mathur "Extraction And Characterization Of Mirabilis Jalapa Seed Oil" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 2 2018 Page 1-4
Dr. Akleshwar Mathur "Extraction And Characterization Of Mirabilis Jalapa Seed Oil" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(2)