GC/MS Analysis of the Volatile Constituents from Arum Cyreniacum Flowers
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Phytochemistry department, national research centre, Dokki, Giza, EGYPT
AlBaha University, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, AlBaha, KSA
Sudan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of science, Khartoum, SUDAN
Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, Sirte University, Sirte City, LIBYA
Publication date: 2018-06-23
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(4):em37
Arum cyreniacum (family Araceae) is a Libyan plant have many medicinal uses. The volatile constituents of the flowers of the plant were extracted separately with two different solvents (n-hexane and chloroform). The two volatiles were analyzed using GC/MS. It was found that the volatile constituents of the flowers extracted with n-hexane consists of 32 compounds in which, the oxygenated monoterpenes is the most abundant class (51.43%) with 1,8-cineole as a major compound (43.32%), while the chloroform extract substantiated the presence of esters hydrocarbons and sterols as main groups (44.95%, 30.38% and 16.05% respectively).
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