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GC/MS Analysis of the Volatile Constituents from Arum Cyreniacum Flowers
 
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Phytochemistry department, national research centre, Dokki, Giza, EGYPT
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AlBaha University, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, AlBaha, KSA
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Sudan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of science, Khartoum, SUDAN
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Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, Sirte University, Sirte City, LIBYA
Publication date: 2018-06-23
 
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(4):em37
 
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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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