GC-MS ANALYSIS OF BIOACTIVE CONSTITUENTS OF GLOCHIDION ELLIPTICUM WT.Abstract
The aim of the present study is to identify the volatile, bioactive phytoconstituents present in the ethanolic extract of the leaves of Glochidion ellipticum Wt. (Euphorbiaceae) was carried out by using GC-MS analysis, while mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wiley library. Twenty seven components from leaves of the above said plant were identified. The active principles with their retention time, molecular formula, molecular weight and concentration (%) in the ethanol extract of leaf of G. ellipticum are obtained. This is the first report of documentation of active constituents from leaves of Glochidion ellipticum. The research reveals the potential of G. ellipticum leaves as a good source of bioactive compounds such as esters, ethers, alkaloids, alkenes, fatty alcohols, terpenoids, amines, porphyrin and silicon compounds that justify the use of this plant for its various ailments by traditional practitioners.
Indhiramuthu Jayashree*, D. H. Geetha and M. Rajeswari
PG and Research Department of Botany, Vellalar College for Women, Erode-12, Tamil Nadu, India
18 October, 2014
30 December, 2014
11 February, 2015
01 June, 2015