ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


Extraction of oxygenated terpenes from potamogeton species that grows in Tigris river within Mosul city.

In the current study, a continuous soxhlet apparatus with a series of different polar solvent used for the preparation of crude extracts from the shoot of five species belonging to the genus Potmogeton are P. crispus and P. perfoliatus and P. pectinatus and P. nodosus and P. pusillus. This species noticed in Nineveh province on the right bank of the Tigris river at Hawy Al- Kanissa within Mosul city. That location which chosen for as an aim during the present study.

Then phytochemical compounds belong to the oxygenated terpenes: Octyl acetate, Carvyl acetate, Methyl heptenone, 1,8-Cineol, Citronellyl acetate, Citral, α-Terpineol and Linalool monoxide were separated from crude extracts by Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) technique.

Author(s): Fathi A. Al-Mandeel
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