Essential fatty acids and phenolic acids from extracts and leachates of southern cattail (Typha domingensis P.)
Abbreviated Journal Title
Typha domingensis; Typhaceae; cattail; phytotoxins; fatty acids; phenolics; AQUATIC PLANTS; LATIFOLIA; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Plant Sciences
We have been able to isolate several phytotoxic compounds from aqueous extracts and leachates of cattails (Typha domingensis) using activated charcoal as an absorbant, followed by successive extraction with organic solvents, analysis by GC/MS, and structural elucidation by NMR spectroscopy when possible. The phytotoxins were identified as essential fatty acids (linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid) and phenolic compounds of known phytotoxic activity (caffeic acid from the aqueous extracts; caffeic, p-coumaric, and gallic acid from the leachates). Both extracts and the phytotoxins in the extracts have the potential of inhibiting the growth and chlorophyll production of several ecologically relevant species. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
"Essential fatty acids and phenolic acids from extracts and leachates of southern cattail (Typha domingensis P.)" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3205.