Phytochemical Screening in n-Hexane/Ethyl Acetate Extract of Thespesia Populnea (L.) Stem Bark

Author(s): B. V. Ramesh

The present study was planned to identify the chemical compounds present in the n-hexane-ethyl acetate (80:20 v/v) extract of Thespesia populnea (L.) stem bark by using GC-MS technique and its activities were compared using phytochemical and ethnobotanical databases. The chemical compounds were investigated using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) library. A total of 24 compounds were identified as hydrocarbons, carbohydrates, fatty acid, fatty acid ester, alcoholic compounds, alkaloids, terpenoids, ketones, alkenes etc. These different active phytochemicals have been found to possess a wide range of pharmacological activities.

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