The main hydrocarbons induced by irradiations were from palmitic acid (1tetradecene and pentadecane), stearic acid (heptadecane and 1-hexadecene) and oleic acid (8heptadecene and 1,7-hexadecadiene).
1-hexadecene (C16:1) and heptadecane (C17:0) were Cn-2 and Cn-1 radiolytic products of stearic acid respectively.
The identified hydrocarbons in all electron beam irradiated beef jerky samples at all doses included pentadecane (C15:0), 1-tetradecene (C14:1), 1,7-hexadecadiene (C16:2), 1-hexadecene (C16:1), 8-heptadecene (C17:1) and heptadecane (C17:0) (Table-4).
Stearic acid gave 1-hexadecene (C16:1) and heptadecane (C17:0) hydrocarbons by irradiation, with high synthetic rate for Cn-1 than Cn-2 hydrocarbon product.
Its active ingredients including phytol and its derivative, hexadecanoic acid, 1-hexadecene, and pheophorbide related compounds have shown some promising results as anticancer when whole extracts have been used.
The authors had also earlier reported an active whole extract of the plant comprising of hexadecanoic acid, 1-hexadecene, phytol, and a phytol derivative with an IC50 of 7.5 [micro]g/mL against NCI-H23 cell lines .
The pheophorbide epimers docked strongly into a depression on the surface of the K-ras that is also the surface for interaction with the SOS protein  The residues involved that formed the binding pocket for the epimers and 1-hexadecene were Arg73, Thr74, Gly75, Glu76, and Gly77.
Our docking experiment given in Figure 3 on this expanded pocket allowed the 1-hexadecene and hexadecanoic acid to go deep into the pocket and occupy the same binding pocket as the inhibitor and formed hydrophobic interactions inside their binding pocket.
The hexadecanoic acid and 1-hexadecene looked for hydrophobic pockets that it could slide into and their preferable hotspot was switch II.
gas) 34 Pentadecane 9 cis-2-Butene 35 1-Hexadecene
10 1-Pentene 36 Hexadecane 11 Pentane 37 1-Heptadecene 12 cis-2- Pentene 38 Heptadecane 13 1-Hexene 39 1-Octadecene 14 Hexane 40 Octadecane 15 cis-2- Hexene 41 1-Nonadecene 16 Benzene 42 Nonadecane 17 1-Heptene 43 1-Eicosene 18 Heptane 44 Eicosane 19 Toluene 45 1-Heneicosene 20 1-Octene 46 Heneicosane 21 Octane 47 1-Docosene 22 Xylene 48 Docosane 23 1-Nonene 49 1-Tricosene 24 Nonane 50 Tricosane 25 1-Decene 51 1-Tetracosene 26 Decane 52 Tetracosane Table 2.
At least fourteen compounds were identified including 1-hexadecene
, 3-hexadecene, heptadecanoic acid, and heptadecanoic acid, ethyl ester.