Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 508–509 | Cite as

Extractable Substances from Needles of Siberian Fir Picea obovata

  • E. N. Shmidt
  • G. F. Chernenko
  • T. P. Kukina
  • L. M. Pokrovskii

The chemical composition of evergreen needles has been well studied [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. Recently interest in the isolation from needles of polyprenols with several valuable properties has risen. New procedures for isolating low-molecular-weight components from evergreen needles have recently appeared [6, 7]. However, there is little published data on the composition of extractable substances from needles of Siberian fir, one of the forest species of Siberia [8].

We have previously reported on the composition of extractable substances from bark of Siberian fir growing in Altai and Novisibirsk District and monoterpenes of Siberian evergreens [9, 10, 11]. Herein we report on the composition of the extract of needles from the Siberian fir Picea obovata Ledeb. collected in January in Novosibirsk District.

Air-dried needles (250 g) were ground and extracted with methyl-t-butylether. The yield of ether extractable substances was 12.6 g (5.0 mass % of raw material).

Treatment of the extract with...


Vanillic Acid Extractable Substance Longifolene Copaene Manoyloxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. Shmidt
    • 1
  • G. F. Chernenko
    • 1
  • T. P. Kukina
    • 1
  • L. M. Pokrovskii
    • 1
  1. 1.N. N. Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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