Pristane, Phytane, and Lower Molecular Weight Isoprenoid Distributions in Oils

@inproceedings{Illich1983PristanePA,
  title={Pristane, Phytane, and Lower Molecular Weight Isoprenoid Distributions in Oils},
  author={Harold A. Illich},
  year={1983}
}
Phytane in oils is assumed to be mainly a diagenetic product of the phytol side-chain of the ubiquitous plant pigment, chlorophyll. Pristane may be derived from several sources in addition to phytol. Isoprenoids containing fewer than 19 carbons are rare in the biomass and consequently are derivatives of pristane, phytane, or higher molecular weight compounds. The interdependence of phytane and isoprenoids containing less than 20 carbons is considered in this study. The relationships of pristane… CONTINUE READING