International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2013)
Phytochemical screening and gas chromatography– mass spectrometry and analysis of seed extract of trigonella foenum-graecum, linn (fenugreek /methi)
Author(s): Shila Kant Lal Karna
Abstract: Fenugreek (Methi) is an important spice; its dried seeds have wide application in food and beverages as flavoring additive as well as in medicines. The present study was carried out to identify chemical present in extract the methanolic seed extract of the plant by phytochemical screening methods and GC-MS analysis. The Phytochemical studies test shown the presence of carotenoids, polyphenols alkaloids, fatty acids, essential oils, proteins with essential aminoacids, iron, ascorbate, folate content. The gas chromatography -mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis also identified the presence of phytochemical components like 2-isocyanato – 2- methyl propane (RT:6.555), (5R,6R)-5,6-dihydroxy-5-methyl dihydro-2, 4 (1H,3H) – pyrimidinedione (RT: 6.878), (5R) – 2 – iso propylidine-5-methylcyclohexanone (RT: 12.217).
Pages: 209-214 | 952 Views 11 Downloads
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Shila Kant Lal Karna. Phytochemical screening and gas chromatography– mass spectrometry and analysis of seed extract of trigonella foenum-graecum, linn (fenugreek /methi). Int J Chem Stud 2013;1(3):209-214.