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Physico-chemical properties and fatty acid composition of
Moringa seed oil

Property Value
Saponification value 182.9
Iodine value 66.4
Density at 20 ºC (g/ml) 0.89737
Refractive Index at 20 ºC 1.4670
Solidification Point (Pour point ºC) (Method D-97) 6
Free fatty acids (%) Up to 2.98
Fatty acid composition (%)
Lauric Trace (ND)
Myristic 0.08 (0.05)
Pentadecanoic Trace (ND)
Palmitic 5.45 (4.75)
Palmitoleic 1.48 (1.22)
Margaric 0.08 -
Margaroleic 0.05 -
Stearic 5.42 (5.66)
Oleic (C18-1) 72.9 (71.0)
Linoleic 0.76 (0.46)
Linolenic 0.14 (0.09)
Arachidic 3.39 (4.01)
Gadoleic 2.2 (2.24)
Eicosadieroic - (ND)
Behenic 6.88 (9.03)
Erucic 0.14 (0.13)
Lignoceric 0.92 (1.12)
Nurvonic Trace -
Cerotic - (ND)
Other Fatty Acids 0.10 (0.2)

Properties of M. oleifera methyl esters with comparison to standards
Property M. oleifera methyl esters ASTM D6751 EN14214
Cetane number 67.07 47 min 51 min
Kinematic viscosity (mm2/s; 40 _C) 4.83 1.9–6.0 3.5–5.0
Cloud point ( _C) 18 Report –b
Pour point ( _C) 17 –a –b
Oxidative stability (h) 3.61 3 min 6 min
Lubricity (HFRR; lm) 135, 138.5 –c –c
a Not specified.
b Not specified. EN 14214 uses time- and location-dependent values for the coldfilter
plugging point (CFPP) instead.
c Not specified. Maximum wear scar values of 460 and 520 lm are prescribed in
petrodiesel standards EN 580 and ASTM D975.
   
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