The oil from seeds of Dipteryx alata Vogel, Fabaceae, popularly known as baru, was extracted by hydraulic and continuous screw pressing. A total of eleven chemical constituents obtained by hydraulic pressing, including steroids, mono and sesquiterpenes and tocopherol derivatives were identified by gas chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (GC–MS). Compounds limonene, β-elemene, γ-elemene, α-caryophyllene, β-caryophyllene, campesterol, stigmasterol, β-sitosterol and cycloartenol are being described for the first time in the baru oil.
Marques, F. G., de Oliveira Neto, J. R., da Cunha, L. C., de Paula, J. R., & Bara, M. T. F. (2015). Identification of terpenes and phytosterols in Dipteryx alata (baru) oil seeds obtained through pressing. Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, 25(5), 522–525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjp.2015.07.019