GC-MS Determination of Bioactive components of Polycarpaea corymbosa lams. (Caryophyllaceae)
PG and Research Dept. of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous),Coimbatore-29, Tamilnadu, India
Article history: Received: 4 November 2012, revised: 20 December 2012, accepted: 2 January 2013, Available online: 3 April 2013
Plan:The investigation was carried out to determine the possible chemical components from Polycarpaea corymbosa Lam. root and aerial parts.
Methodology: GC-MS was analysed using Agilent (Model 5975C) Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry.
Outcome: GC-MS analysis of methanolic extract of root and aerial part led to identification of 30 and 24 compounds respectively. The components were identified by comparing their retention indices and mass spectra fragmentation patterns with those stored in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) library. The major constituents reported are n-Hexadecanoic acid in methanolic aerial extract and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural in methanolic root extract.
Keywords:Polycarpaea corymbosa, n-Hexadecanoic acid, 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural.
Sindhu.S,and S.Manorama. GC-MS Determination of Bioactive components of Polycarpaea corymbosa lams. Hygeia.J.D.Med. 2013; 5(1):5-9. Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com/ Article ID- Hygeia.J.D.Med/82/13
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GC-MS Chromatogram of P.corymbosa aerial parts
GC-MS Chromatogram of P.corymbosa roots