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Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
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IJCEA 2016 Vol.7(5): 340-343 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2016.7.5.602

Compounds Identification in Agar Wood Soaking Water by Using GC-MS

Veronica Alexander Jok, Mohamad Arif Fadhli Zainudin, Nurhaslina Che Radzi, and Ku Halim Ku Hamid
Abstract—Soaking process in agar wood oil extraction is essential to enhance the extraction process while increasing the oil yield. However, soaking water in agar wood extraction process normally drown out and not being used due to its unpleasant smell. During soaking process, some compounds were leached out because of the pore opening. Therefore, soaking water from agar wood may contain important chemicals which are useful for other application. Solvent separation using hexane was chosen to separate the compounds from soaking water to identify the potential compounds. In this work, Tributyrin was found to be the main compounds in hexane extract from the soaking process. 3 ratios of solvent and samples were chosen. From the results, the solvent to samples ratio 1:1 found to be the best for the separation. As conclusion, the soaking water of agar wood contains Tributyrin which is potentially used in cancer treatment and food processing industry.

Index Terms—Agar wood, soaking water, GC-MS, solvent extraction.

The authors are with the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Malaysia (e-mail: veronica.alexjok@gmail.com, syazarif92@gmail.com, nurhaslina483@salam.uitm.edu.my).

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Cite: Veronica Alexander Jok, Mohamad Arif Fadhli Zainudin, Nurhaslina Che Radzi, and Ku Halim Ku Hamid, "Compounds Identification in Agar Wood Soaking Water by Using GC-MS," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 340-343, 2016.

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