International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Investigation of chemical constituents and antifungal activity of flowers of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Author(s): Sumona Kumari, Rajvir Singh, Jyoti Punia and Meera
Abstract: Phytochemical investigation of the flowers of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Harsingar) resulted the isolation of methyl tetracosanoate, octacosane, tetrapentacontane, 3β-hydroxy olea-12-ene-28-oic acid, β-sitosterol and stigmastan-3-en-6-ol. Extract/fractions of flowers of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis were evaluated for their antifungal activity against the two plant pathogenic fungi viz. Rhizoctonia solani & Mycogone perniciosa. The results revealed that flowers extract/ fractions of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis were found more active against Rhizoctonia solani than Mycogone perniciosa. Chloroform fraction of flowers was found highly active against both Rhizoctonia solani and Mycogone perniciosa. It showed 89.33 % growth inhibition against Rhizoctonia solani and 77.50 % growth inhibition against Mycogone perniciosa at 2000 µg/ml concentration.
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Sumona Kumari, Rajvir Singh, Jyoti Punia, Meera. Investigation of chemical constituents and antifungal activity of flowers of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):821-826.