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


Rumex vesicarius L, Ether extract, Volatile compounds


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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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.