• Saravana Prabha P Department of Bioinformatics, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India 641021
  • Gopalakrishnan V. K Department of Bioinformatics, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India 641021 Department of Biochemistry, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India 641021


Objective: The aim of the study was to find out the phytochemical constituents, and to evaluate the functional group and elemental analysis of ethanol leaf extract of Ipomoea obscura (L.).

Methods: The secondary metabolites was analyzed for various extracts by using standard techniques. The metabolic activites can be measured by using FTIR and SEM-EDX.

Results: Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, saponins and fatty acid and lipids in the extract. FTIR was used to identify various functional groups. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with an energy dispersive X- ray spectrometer (EDX) showed the presence of calcium, magnesium, silicon, chloride, oxygen and potassium in ethanol leaf extract.

Conclusion: The results suggested that the ethanol leaf extracts of Ipomoea obscura (L.) showed the presence of most of the secondary metabolites, functional groups and trace elements.


Keywords: Phytochemical screening, FTIR, EDAX, Ipomoea obscura.


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Prabha P, S., and G. V. K. “PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING, FUNCTIONAL GROUPS AND ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF LEAF EXTRACT OF IPOMOEA OBSCURA (L) KER-GAWL”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 6, no. 9, 1, pp. 83-85,
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