Extraction Arecolin From Areca Nut Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Author

A.K. Mohd. Omar1, I.Lukman1,M.Z. Asmawi2 and A. Sadikun2, 1School of Industrial Technology 2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia.

Proceeding

Trends in Traditional Medicine Research, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Traditional Medicine & Other Natural Products in Health Care

Date

8/6/1993

Keyword

Arecoline, areca nut, supercritical fluid, extraction.

Abstract

Supercritical fluid extraction using C02 has been applied to determine the most efficient condition (temperature and pressure) for the extraction of arecoline from areca nut. Comparision of the extracted yield under each condition showed that the combination of pressure at 250 atm. and temperature of 40°C provides the optimum condition for extraction.