PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING, GC-MS ANALYSIS AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF CHLOROFORM AND ETHANOL EXTRACTS FROM PANICUM TRYPHERON LEAVESAbstract
This study was designed to evaluate the phytochemical findings for the presence of Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Phenols, and Terpenoids, and the phytochemical profile of chloroform and ethanol extracts of Panicum trypheron were analyzed using GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) method. The leaves were dried, powdered, and soaked in chloroform and ethanol, then subjected to GC-MS analysis by using Clarus 680 Gas chromatography. The unknown spectrum was compared with that of the known by using NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) database, which revealed the presence of different chemical entities in each of the extracts. The compounds are pharmacologically and biologically noteworthy. The extracts showed good antibacterial activity when tested against selected bacterial strains. This preliminary study gives an overview of the plant, which contains bioactive compounds and is therefore proposed as a pharmaceutically important plant.
Anantha Reddi Yaswanth, Mandem Venkata Sai Reddy and K. S. Ramya *
Department of Biotechnology, Shri Gnanambica Degree & P. G. College, Madanapalle, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India.
11 January 2021
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