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Synthesis of Medicinal Soap from Non Edible (Jatropha Oil) and Study of its Quality Parameters including Antimicrobial Activity

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Chemistry, Holkar Science College, Indore, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 58-62, April,18 (2014)

Abstract

In this research sample of soap was prepared by using Jatropha Oil (purchased from dealer) by adding concentrate caustic soda solution in appropriate temperature range. Crude sample was washed, dried and several parameters such as % yield, TFM value, Total Alkali Content, Free Caustic Alkali Content, pH, Solubility, CMC Value and Antimicrobial Activity were determined. It was found that TFM value of Jatropha Soap is more than 60 %. According to BIS norms such soap can be categorized as Grade III Soap and it can be used for general bathing purpose. Also, Total Alkali Content,Free Caustic Alkali content,pH value etc. were found within prescribed value of BIS. CMC value of Jatropha Soap was around 0.012 M which shows that it can be used as a surfactant for purpose of micellar catalysis which is of great industrial significance owing to it’s cheap price. Surprisingly, Study of Antimicrobial activity on S.aureus revealed that Jatropha Soap has more bactericidal effect as compared to commercial antiseptic soap which indicates that Jatropha Oil can be utilized for production of high quality medicated soap.

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