GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROSCOPY STUDIES ON CESTRUM NOCTURNUM MACERATED METHANOLIC EXTRACT


Pratip Kashinath Chaskar, Shivali Hargovind Tank, Gaurav Mahesh Doshi

Abstract


ABSTRACT
Objective: Phytochemical screening has revealed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, carbohydrates, steroids, flavonoids, saponins, and tannins from
methanolic extract of Cestrum nocturnum. In this research, we have identified and confirmed the structures of the constituents by gas chromatography–
mass spectrometry (GC-MS) from the methanolic extract of C. nocturnum leaves.
Methods: Shade-dried leaves were powdered and extracted with methanol by cold extraction procedures and the crude extract obtained was used
for GC-MS.
Results: There were total five components prominently eluted from C. nocturnum extract, viz., ethyl citrate, phytol, 4-isobutylmorpholine,
n-hexadecanoic acid, and α-amyrin.
Conclusion: GC-MS studies helped to recognize the phytochemical constituents based on their retention time and verification of MS libraries. In
future, C. nocturnum leaves may be subjected to different extraction procedures and number of elucidating phytoconstituents can be studied for their
ethnopharmacological relevance citing the literature.
Keywords: Cestrum nocturnum, Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy, α-Amyrin, n-Hexadecanoic acid, Ethyl citrate, Phytol, 4-Isobutylmorpholine.


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Title

GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROSCOPY STUDIES ON CESTRUM NOCTURNUM MACERATED METHANOLIC EXTRACT

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i3.16134

Date

01-03-2017

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 3 March 2017 Page: 259-263

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0974-2441

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Pratip Kashinath Chaskar
Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Pharmacy, Chembur (E), Mumbai-400074, Maharashtra, India
India

Shivali Hargovind Tank

Gaurav Mahesh Doshi


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