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Unformatted text preview: menable to a wide variety of solutes, including compounds which are thermally degradable, non-volatile and highly polar, and is therefore well suited for drug analysis. The main attraction of CE is that it is fast, use small amounts of sample and reagents, and extremely versatile, being able to separate large and small analytes, both neutral and charged. Because of this versatility, numerous methods have been developed in our laboratories and elsewhere . Examples include the assay and stability-indicating for the enantioseparation of the analeptic drug (modafinil) and the simultaneous enantioseparation of ofloxacin and ornidazole in pharmaceutical preparations. Computer modeling was used to elucidate the migration behaviour of the enantiomers. 66 3rd ICYC 2010 Universiti Sains Malaysia ANA-O7 23rd-25th June 2010 BIODIESEL POTENTIAL OF MILO (THESPESIA POPULNEA) SEED OIL IN PAKISTAN
1 Farooq Anwar, Umer Rashid and Nasir Rasool 2 3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Agriculture , Pakistan Department of Industrial Chemistry, Government College University, Pakistan 3 Department of Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad -38000, Pakistan E-mail: [email protected]
2 1 The production of biodiesel from conventional vegetable oils is lead ing to food versus fuel dilemma. This has encouraged the researchers to explore some non -conventional and lesser known seed oils as feedstock for biodiesel production. In the present study, Milo ( Thespesia populnea) seed oil was evaluated for the first time as a potential feedstock for preparation of biodiesel. The hexane -extracted crude oil from T. populnea seeds was transmethylated under basic catalytic conditions using a lab scale biodiesel reactor. The optimum conditions elucidated for the transesterification of the investigated oil: o 6.5:1.0 molar ratio of methanol/oil, 65 C temperature and 0.90 % (oil weight basis) NaOCH3 catalyst offered 98.1 % yield of T. populnea methyl esters (TPMEs)/biodiesel. GC-MS analysis...
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