Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Methods for the isolation and identification of triterpenes and sterols in medicinal plants

Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 1, Pages 26-32

EWELINA GOŁEMBIEWSKA, KRYSTYNA SKALICKA-WOŹNIAK, KAZIMIERZ GŁOWNIAK

Chair and Department of Pharmacognosy with the Medicinal Plant Unit, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.12923/j.2084-980X/26.1/a.05

 

Abstract

Scientists around the world are constantly working on new drugs to fight many incurable diseases. Great hopes come with triterpene compounds and sterols. Refinement and selection of the appropriate techniques of isolation and identification, allows for a more satisfactory recovery sought from plant matter. This paper presents the most commonly used techniques for the isolation and identification of triterpenes and sterols. 

Keywords

triterpene compounds, sterols, HPLC metod, TLC method

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