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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
GC-MS Analysis of volatile components extracted from Strychnus nux-vomica Linn. seeds


Author(s): C Selvaraj, JS Kennedy and M Suganthy

Abstract: Medicinal plants have had a crucial role in human culture as well as in agriculture, as bio-pesticides. The plant, Strychnus nux-vomica is a medicinal plant and traditionally seeds of S. nux-vomica are used for therapeutic aliments. A Gas Chromatography Mass-Spectroscopy analysis was carried out to identify the biochemical components present in the seeds of S. nux-vomica seeds. A wide range of compounds, including alkaloids such as strychnine, brucine, vomicine, isostrychnine, pseudostrychnine, chlorogenic acid etc were identified in the hexane extracts of the seeds, which is found to be responsible for insecticidal activity against insect pests. Hence, it can be recommended as a bio-pesticide having anti-insecticidal activity for controlling agricultural pests.

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How to cite this article:
C Selvaraj, JS Kennedy, M Suganthy. GC-MS Analysis of volatile components extracted from Strychnus nux-vomica Linn. seeds. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):234-237.
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