VOLATILE COMPOUNDS OF EGYPTIAN FRUITS OF RUMEX VESICARIUS L
Keywords: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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