VOLATILE COMPOUNDS OF EGYPTIAN FRUITS OF RUMEX VESICARIUS L

Authors

  • Eman A. Alam Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Science, Botany Department, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.

Keywords:

Rumex vesicarius L, Ether extract, Volatile compounds

Abstract

Objective: Rumex vesicarius is an important edible medicinal plant. This plant is a rich source of many important biologically active secondary metabolites. This work is performed to evaluate volatile compounds of ether extract of Egyptian fruits of this important plant.

Methods: GC analysis of ether extract of Rumex vesicarius was carried out in this work.

Results: Results of GC analysis of this ether extract revealed that, it contained 12 volatile compounds. The most dominant compound in this extract is Phenol 2,6-bis (1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methyl-(CAS); Area % is 15.60, this compound is followed by Heptacosane; Area % is 10.23. This extract contained also a little amount of Caryophyllene; Area % is 1.98. 2H-Pyran, 2-(7-heptadecynyloxy) tetrahydro- was found to be the least available compound in this extract; Area % is 1.51.

Conclusion: Ether extract of Rumex vesicarius can be considered as a rich source of many valuable volatile compounds.

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Published

20-12-2014

How to Cite

Alam, E. A. “VOLATILE COMPOUNDS OF EGYPTIAN FRUITS OF RUMEX VESICARIUS L”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 6, no. 12, Dec. 2014, pp. 18-19, https://www.innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/4516.