Recovery of a bioactive sesquiterpene lactone from Tanacetum parthenium by extraction with supercritical carbon dioxide

A. Kery, E. Ronyai, B. Simandi, E. Lemberkovics, T. Keve, A. Deak, S. Kemeny

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The isolation of parthenolide-rich products from feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Sch.) with supercritical carbon dioxide extraction has been investigated. A 32 full-factorial design was used to map the effects of pressure and temperature on the extraction yields and on the yield of parthenolide. The composition of the essential oil of feverfew obtained by hydrodistillation was compared with that of the SFE extract containing the volatile compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-508
Number of pages6
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 1999



  • Feverfew
  • Parthenolide
  • Supercritical-fluid extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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