Give the method of production, chemical constituents and uses of Beeswax and spermaceti.

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hello shanti priya 

Chemical Composition of Yellow Beeswax: Esters of wax acids 70.9%, Cholesteryl esters of fatty acids 1.1%, Flavones (Coloring matter) .3%, Lactones .6%, Free alcohols 1-1.25%, Free wax acids 13.5-14.5%, Hydrocarbons 10.5-13.5%, Moisture and mineral impurities 1-2%

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hello shanthi priya.....

SPERMACETI is the solid wax obtained mainly from the head of the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus

Spermaceti chiefly consist of cetyl palmitate together with a small proportion of esters of other fatty acids, including lauric, myristic and stearic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spermaceti

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