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Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) of Malaysian wild ginger Zingiber puberulum inflorescence

Omar, Muhammad Nor and Razman, Summaiya and Muhd Nor, Nor Nazuha and M N, Muhammad Nazreen and Zuberdi, Ahmad Muzammil (2013) Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) of Malaysian wild ginger Zingiber puberulum inflorescence. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 29 (1). pp. 89-92. ISSN 0970 - 020X (P), 2231-5039 (O)

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Study on bioactive compounds in essential oil of Malaysian wild ginger species, Zingiber puberulum was carried out. The essential oil was extracted from the inflorescence of Z. puberulum using SFE at 48 Mpa and 40°C of extracting pressure and temperature respectively. The oil was then analysed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instrument. Twenty-one compounds were found in the SFE extract of Z. puberulum with fatty acids; i.e. palmitic acid (65.7%) and oleic acid (15.9%) were the major constituents and small percentages of various terpenic compounds. The sesquiterpene compounds identified in the SFE extract of Z. puberulum were α-bisabolol, β-elemene and caryophyllene. It was found that SFE could be used successfully to extract a wide variety of important bioactive compounds in Z. puberulum but that the conditions may need to be optimized to ensure the optimum yield of the volatile compounds.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5626/29807
Uncontrolled Keywords: SFE, volatile constituents, Zingiber puberulum
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Prof Dr Muhammad Nor Omar
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 09:31
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2013 09:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29807

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