World Journal of Applied Chemistry

Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020

  • Assessment of the Proximate and Elemental Composition of the Leaves, Stem Bark and Roots of Bobgunnia fistuloides

    Samuel Egwu Anwani, Muhammed Binin Etsuyankpa, Sule Philip Ivoms Ogah

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 57-64
    Received: 23 October 2020
    Accepted: 5 November 2020
    Published: 16 November 2020
    Abstract: Bobgunnia fistuloides is a leguminous plant which belong to the family of fabaceae. Ethno-medicinally, Bobgunnia fistuloides parts (leaves, bark and roots) have been used by the Nupe communities, Niger State, Nigeria to treat various diseases for decades. This research assessed the proximate composition and elemental composition of the leaves, stem... Show More
  • Biodiesel Synthesis from African Pear (Dacryodes edulis) Oil Using Catalyst Assisted Transesterification Process

    Akpan Uwem Isong, Akpabio Ukana Davies, Owhoeke Elechi, Ekpo Idongesit Effiong

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 65-69
    Received: 15 December 2020
    Accepted: 29 December 2020
    Published: 18 January 2021
    Abstract: This study examines the synthesis of biodiesel from African pear oil using catalyst assisted transesterification (One-step) process. The D. edulis used in this study were obtained from Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The pulp oil was extracted and subjected to physicochemical analysis and gas chromatography was us... Show More