MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 3, 2013XXXIX JEEP – 39th Edition of the Joint European Days on Equilibrium Between Phases
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|Published online||01 July 2013|
Purification of artemisinin excerpt from Artemisia annua L
Chemical Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemistry Industrie, Faculty of Technology, University Saad Dahlab, 09000 Blida, Algeria
The active pharmaceutical substance artemisinin found in Artemisia annua L. remains the most effective remedy against malaria. The objective of this work is the purification of the active ingredient through a natural matrix composed of clay sandwiched by aluminum. The purification process is carried by adsorption of the extracts on sodium type and bridged clay type. The XRD characterization of this material shows an increase in the basal distance of 10 Å to 17 Å. This shows the success of the intercalation of aluminum polycation. We find a better purification of the extract when using aluminum bridged clay compared to sodium clay. The best performance of 80.64% adsorption is obtained at 40 ° C for the clay matrix bridged with aluminum complex.
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