Paper Chromatography of Natural Saponins


APART from an early attempt by other authors1–3 to adapt a method of paper chromatography for the examination of natural saponins, the potentialities in this field do not seem to have been investigated. The present communication deals with the application of paper partition chromatography to the identification of natural saponins and the separation of the constituents present, with particular reference to saponins of the important medical plants.

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PASICH, B. Paper Chromatography of Natural Saponins. Nature 190, 830–831 (1961).

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