publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Characterization and chemical composition of epicuticular wax from banana leaves grown in Northern Thailand

Suporn Charumanee; Songwut Yotsawimonwat; Panee Sirisa-Ard; Kiatisak Pholsongkram;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2017 Journal: Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology (SJST) (issn: 0125-3395, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Prince of Songkla University
Abstract
This study aimed to investigate the physicochemical properties and chemical composition of epicuticular wax extracted from leaves of Kluai Namwa, a banana cultivar which is widely grown in Northern Thailand. Its genotype was identified by a botanist. The wax was extracted using solvent extraction. The fatty acid profiles and physicochemical properties of the wax namely melting point, congealing point, crystal structures and polymorphism, hardness, color, and solubility were examined and compared to those of beeswax, carnauba wax and paraffin wax. The results showed that the genotype of Kluai Namwa was Musa acuminata X M. balbisiana (ABB group) cv. Pisang Awak. T...
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free text keywords: epicuticular wax, banana wax, Kluai Namwa, Musa spp. carnauba wax, Technology, T, Technology (General), T1-995, Science, Q, Science (General), Q1-390, epicuticular wax,banana wax,Kluai Namwa,Musa spp. carnauba wax
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