Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2012

Pages :   469-471

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Investigation for bioactive compounds of Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schultes



Address:   A. Anandan1, R. Eswaran1, A.Doss2, G. Sangeetha3 and S. P. Anand2*
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Annamalai University, Annamali Nagar - 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India
2PG & Research Department of Botany, National College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli - 620 001, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Plant Pathology, Annamalai University, Annamali Nagar - 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India,
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ABSTRACT:
Aerva lanata commonly known as “Sunny khur” is widely used in Indian folk medicine for the treatment of various infectious diseases. This study was undertaken to analyze the various bioactive compounds of alcoholic extract of A.lanata using Chromatographic techniques. In this study, fatty acid esters, fatty acid amide, triterpene, diterpene alcohols and phytol were identified as the major chemical groups in the methanol fractions of A.lanata leaf extracts. Their structures were elucidated, on the basis of GC-MS data, D:B-Friedo-B’:A’-neogammacer-5-en-3-ol (3 ß)- (33.60%), Myo-Inositol,4-C-methyl- (26.67%), Benzoic acid, 3,5-bis(1,1-dimehtylethyl)-4-hydroxy- (18.93%), 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(2-methylpropyl) ester (7.73%), n-Hexadecanoic acid (7.73%), Phytol (1.87%) and Hexadecanoic acid, ethyl ester (1.60%). The results obtained fully indicated that the alcohol extract of A.lanata leaves had the great potential of noble natural medicines.
KEYWORDS:
GC-MS, Fatty acids, Phytol, Methanol, titerpene.
Cite:
A. Anandan, R. Eswaran, A.Doss, G. Sangeetha, S. P. Anand. Investigation for bioactive compounds of Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schultes. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(4): April 2012; Page 469-471.
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