Preliminary identification of Citrullus Colocynthis from Togo by FT-IR and Raman Spectroscopy

Abstract: Citrullus colocynthys (L.) Schrad. (colocynthis , wild gourd, or bitter apple), is a member of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It is a non-hardy, herbaceous perennial vine, branched from the base. Originally from tropical Asia and Africa, it is now widely distributed in the Saharo-Arabian phytogeographic region in Africa and the Mediterranean region. Our work consist on preliminary characterization of Citrullus Colcynthis occurs in Togo. This work aims to solid Raman identification and FT-IR characterization of soxhlet extract with three solvents (Petroleum Ether, Hexane and Dichloromethane).

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[Sahar LIMEM, Radhouan MAAZAOUI, Damgou MANI KONGNINE, Ferid MOKHTAR, Tijani KARMOUS (2015); Preliminary identification of Citrullus Colocynthis from Togo by FT-IR and Raman Spectroscopy Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (2). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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