A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EXTRACTS OF KALANCHOE PINNATA (LINN.) PERS. USING CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUESAbstract
Kalanchoe genus is known for its therapeutic values. Kalanchoe pinnata (Linn.) Pers. originating from African continent is known to exhibit wound-healing, antioxidant, anticancer and hepatoprotective activities. Traditionally, it is used to treat stones of the gall bladder. Hence, determination of the phytoconstituents of the plant that are responsible for treatment of various ailments became the area under study. The plant samples were collected from Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India, to carry out various research analyses. In this study, the aqueous and solvent extracts of the plant were prepared and screened for the presence of phytocompounds by thin layer chromatography (TLC). A comparative study on both the extracts based on results obtained after TLC was made to choose the better amongst the extracts. A gas chromatographic mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) analysis of the chosen extract was performed to determine the compounds present in it. The GC-MS results obtained gave a new dimension to our research studies.
PB Rajsekhar*, RS Arvind Bharani, Maya Ramachandran, K Jini Angel and R Sharadha Priya Vardhini
M/s., Rajkeerth Aromatics and Biotech Pvt. Ltd., No. 389, I Floor, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
11 July, 2015
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