Received On: 31/07/2014
Accepted On: 18/08/2014
Muthukrishnan, S., Selvaraj, S., RaniMari, K.
The aim of the present study was to characterize the plant for the presence of biologically active phytochemicals using various solvent extracts of leaves Canthium coromandelicum and GC-MS analysis of methanolic leaf extract of the plant. In the present investigation, various extracts of the leaf of Canthium coromandelicum were screened for the presence of Steroids, Alkaloids, Flavonoids Saponins, Tannins, Terpenoids, Quinones, Glycosides, Phenol by standard qualitative test procedures and further this study was extended by analyzing the potent bioactive compounds in the methanolic extract of Canthium coromandelicum leaves using GC-MS analysis. In the qualitative phytochemical screening/characterization using various solvent extracts of plant, it was found that most of the biologically active phytochemicals were present in the methanolic extract of Canthium coromandelicum leaves. The GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of thirteen compounds in the methanolic leaf extract of Canthium coromandelicum. The major constituents were Squalence, 3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol, Z-8-Methyl-9 tetradecenoicacid, Didodecyl phthalate, and2-Tridecen-l-ol(E)along with other minor constituents. Results confirmed the presence of therapeutically potent compounds in the leaves of extract Canthium coromandelicum predominantly Alkaloids, Resins, Saponins, Tannins, and Quinines.
Canthium coromandelicum, Biologically active, Phytochemicals, GC-MS
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Muthukrishnan, S., Selvaraj, S., & RaniMari, K. (2014). Phytochemical Characterization Using Various Solvent Extracts and GC-MS Analysis of Methanolic Extract of Canthium Coromandelicum (Burm. F) Leaves. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(3), 178-185.