Amala, K., Amerjothy, S.
The present study was aimed at finding the chemical composition of n-hexane extract of whole plant of Epaltes pygmaea DC. (Asteraceae) by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). Fifteen different compounds were characterized by GC-MS. This is the first attempt to investigate the GC-MS analysis of Epaltes pygmaea DC. The major constituents are n-hexadecanoic acid, (Rt 21.80), ethyl hexadecanoate (Rt 22.4), ethyl (9Z, 12Z)- 9,12-octadecadienoate (Rt 25.08), octadecanoic acid ethyl ester (Rt 25.55), hexacosane (Rt 31.06). These constituents were identified by comparing their retention time and peak area with that of literature and by interpretation of mass spectra. The result of present studies enhance that the plant E. pygmaea possess several known and unknown bioactive compounds.
GC-MS Analysis, Epaltes pygmaea, N-Hexane Extract
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Amala, K., Amerjothy, S. (2016). Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy Analysis of N-Hexane Extract of Epaltes pygmaea DC, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 5(3), 115-119.