SCREENING OF PHYTOCONSTITUENTS, HPTLC AND FT-IR ANALYSIS IN LUFFA CYLINDRICA (L.) M. ROEM FRUITSAbstract
The present investigation deals with the preliminary phytochemical, High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectral analysis of Luffa cylidrica (L.) Roem (Cucurbitaceae) fruits. The results revealed that most of the phytochemicals evaluated were present in ethanolic extract as compared to the petroleum ether extract. Quantitative analysis revealed that the fruits were rich in phenolic compounds. As the ethanolic extract resolved most of the phytoconstituents studied, it was subjected to High Performance Thin Layer Chromatographic (HPTLC) studies. HPTLC data of extract shows ten different peaks confirming that ten compounds are present in the ethanolic extract of Luffa cylindrica. The FT-IR spectrum showed the presence of alcohols, phenol, alkanes, alkenes and ketones. The results confirm the fact that L. cylindica possess important bioactive constituents useful for our health, so further, scientific investigation is needed.
K. V. N. Megha *, V. S. Babu and P. M. Radhamany
Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
31 August 2019
10 February 2020
09 March 2020
01 August 2020