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Table 2 Policosanol composition of milk thistle oil extracted from mature seeds

From: Policosanol composition, antioxidant and anti-arthritic activities of milk thistle (Silybium marianum L.) oil at different seed maturity stages

Policosanol (Chemical formula) Percent
Docosan-1-ol (C22-OH) 1.52 ± 0.24
Tricosan-1-ol (C23-OH) 2.12 ± 0.39
Tetracosan-1-ol (C24-OH) 2.02 ± 0.50
Hexacosan-1-ol (C26 -OH) 2.50 ± 0.16
Heptacosan-1-ol (C27−OH) 1.90 ± 0.25
Octacosan-1-ol (C28-OH) 75.44 ± 2.41
Nonacosan-1-ol (C29-OH) 2.55 ± 0.62
Triacontan-1-ol (C30-OH) 8.61 ± 1.20
Dotriacontan-1-ol (C32-OH) 3.34 ± 0.56
  1. Values were expressed as means ± SD of triplicate experiments