PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF ALSEODAPHNE SEMECARPIFOLIA LEAF EXTACT BY GC-MS
OBJECTIVE: To explore the phytochemical constituents present in the leaves of Alseodaphne semecarpifolia using GC-MS analysis. METHODS: The shade-dried leaves of A.semecarpifolia were extracted with 80% ethanol subjected to cold percolation. The concentrated ethanolic extracts were further subjected to GC-MS. RESULTS: The alcoholic leaves extract showed 50 different types of phytoconstituents, primarily 1H-Pyrrole, 1-methyl-(33.79 %), phytol (14.66 %), coumarins (2.2%), fatty acids and its ester, terpenoids, alkaloids, phenols, and hetero cyclic containing compounds are present. CONCLUSION: A.semecarpifolia which possesses several known and unknown bioactive compounds. Most of the identified compounds by GC-MS in the leaf extracts are basically biological important. Further investigation may lead to the development of drug formulation.
Keywords: Alseodaphne semecarpifolia Nees, leaf extracts, phytochemical analysis, GC-MS.Â
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