Aims of the course:
Understanding by the students of the techniques used for the extraction, isolation and determination of the bioactive constituents of medicinal plants. In order to achieve these objectives, the most recent analytical methods and techniques are presented. Moreover, in the laboratory work the students will know these techniques.
Skills: Familiarity with analytical methods of medicinal plants.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Contents of the course:
Refers to extraction and isolation techniques from plant raw materials, analytical methods and structure elucidation, as well as methods of quality control. The most recent analytical techniques, spectroscopy and spectrometry methods used in the study of bioactive plant constituents are discussed.
Isolation and analysis of essential oils from aromatic plants. Extraction, isolation, analysis and identification of non-volatile secondary metabolites from plants.
Additional bibliography for study
1. European Pharmacopoeia 5.
2. The Medicinal Plant Industry, Ed. by R.O.B. Wijesekera, CRC Press, Boston, London 1991.
3. High Resolution Gas Chromatography, P. Sandra Ed. by K.J. Hyver 3rd Edition Hewlett-Packard 1989.
4. Progress in Essential Oil Research, Ed. by E.J. Brunke, Walter de Gruyter Berlin-N. York 1986.
5. Preparative Chromatography Techniques (Applications in Natural Product Isolation) K. Hostettmann, M. Hostettmann, A. Marston Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, N. York 1986.
6. Introduction to Open Tubular Columns, L.S. Ettre, Ed. by Perkin-Elmer, Connecticut 1978.
7. Qualitative Analysis of Flavour and Fragrance Volatiles by Capillary Gas Chromatography, W. Jennings, T. Shibamoto, Academic Press New York 1980
8. Σημείωσεις που διανέμονται από τον διδάσκοντα