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Identification and properties of Asteracantha longifolia (L.) Nees byGC-MS analysis


A.Doss, M.S.Rukshana and T.P.Kumari Pushpa Rani

Department of Microbiology, Kamaraj College, Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, India


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M.S.Rukshana,
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Received: January 28, 2017,   Accepted: March 6, 2017,   Published:


Abstract:

Plants have been an important source of medicine with qualities for thousands of years. Mainly on traditional remedies such as herbs for their history it has been used as a popular folk medicine. Asteracantha longifolia has medicinal values. Methanol leaf extract of this plant was analyzed using Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry, while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) library. Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis revealed the presence of 56 compounds. In GC-MS analysis, some of the phytocomponents screened were 2-propanone, Methylhydrazone, Acetaldehyde, Dimethylhydrazone, Cyclopentane etc. The compounds were identified by comparing their retention time and peak area with that of literature and by interpretation of mass spectra. Many of them are used in industry for various applications like flavor, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, pesticide and cancer preventive.


Keywords: Medicinal plants, Phytocompounds, GC-MS, Pharmacological applications.


Citation:

M.S.Rukshana et al. (2017). Identification and properties of Asteracantha longifolia (L.) Nees byGC-MS analysis. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V5I1. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.891488


Copyright:

© 2017 M.S.Rukshana. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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