International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2015)
Identification of bioactive components and its biological activities of Evolvulus alsinoides linn. -- A GC-MS study
Author(s): Gomathi Rajashyamala L, Elango V
Abstract: Plants are the traditional sources for many chemicals used as pharmaceutical biochemicals, fragrances, food colours and flavours in different countries especially in India. Most herbal medicines and their derivative products were often prepared from crude plant extracts, which comprise a complex mixture of different phytochemical constituents. The chemical features of these constituents differ considerably among different species. GC-MS method used for the analysis of the obtained extracts can be an interesting tool for testing the amount of some active principles in herbs used in various industries. The aim of this study was to carry out for identification of bioactive compounds from the whole plant methanolic extract of Evolvulus alsinoides by Gas chromatography and Mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). GCMS analysis of methanolic extract was done by standard protocol using the equipment Perkin-Elmer 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. The GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of various compounds like Caryophyllene, octodeconoic acids, hexadecanoic acid, ascorbic acid and squalene in the methanolic extract of Evolvulus alsinoides. Hence, the Evolvulus alsinoides may have chemopreventive, anticancer, anti-microbial activity, antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity due to the presence of secondary metabolites in the methanolic extract. These findings support the traditional use of Evolvulus alsinoides in various disorders.
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Gomathi Rajashyamala L, Elango V. Identification of bioactive components and its biological activities of Evolvulus alsinoides linn. -- A GC-MS study. Int J Chem Stud 2015;3(1):41-44.