An analytical method for proximadiol, the active principle of Cymbopogon proximus

Planta Medica (Impact Factor: 2.15). 03/1975; 27(1):93-7. DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1097767
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Proximadiol is a C15H28O2 dicyclic sesquiterpenediol separated from the unsaponifiable fraction of the light petroleum extract of Cymbopogon proximus. This compound proved to have unique antispasmodic characteristics, and could be used for the propulsion of renal and ureteric calculi. For application in the pharmaceutical industry, a microanalytical method for quantitative estimation of proximadiol in plant and its pharmaceutical preparations is described in detail.

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