Extraction of Phenolic Compounds and Terpenes from Cannabis sativa L. By-Products : From Conventional to Intensified Processes Article - Juin 2021

Emilie Isidore, Hamza Karim, Irina Ioannou

Emilie Isidore, Hamza Karim, Irina Ioannou, « Extraction of Phenolic Compounds and Terpenes from Cannabis sativa L. By-Products : From Conventional to Intensified Processes  », Antioxidants, juin 2021, p. 942. ISSN 2076-3921

Abstract

Cannabis sativa L. is a controversial crop due to its high tetrahydrocannabinol content varieties ; however, the hemp varieties get an increased interest. This paper describes (i) the main categories of phenolic compounds (flavonoids, stilbenoids and lignans) and terpenes (monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes) from C. sativa by-products and their biological activities and (ii) the main extraction techniques for their recovery. It includes not only common techniques such as conventional solvent extraction, and hydrodistillation, but also intensification and emerging techniques such as ultrasound-assisted extraction or supercritical CO2 extraction. The effect of the operating conditions on the yield and composition of these categories of phenolic compounds and terpenes was discussed. A thorough investigation of innovative extraction techniques is indeed crucial for the extraction of phenolic compounds and terpenes from cannabis toward a sustainable industrial valorization of the whole plant.

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