GC-MS ANALYSIS OF ETHANOL EXTRACT OF SARCOSTEMMA SECAMONE (L) BENNET (ASCLEPIADACEAE)
Authors: Thanga Krishna Kumari S, Muthukumarasamy S and Mohan V R
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The investigation was carried out to determine the possible bioactive components of whole plant of Sarcostemma secamone using GC-MS analysis. The chemical compositions of the ethanol extract of whole plant of Sarcostemma secamone was investigated using Perkin – Elmer Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry, while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) library. Fourteen compounds were identified; Dihydrotachysterol (22.78%) was found to be major component followed by Methane, nitro (17.72%), Butanoic acid, 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octeny ester (11.39%), Phytol (10.76%), Squalene (10.13%), 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid (Z,Z)-, phenylmethyl ester (6.96%), 9-Octadecenoic acid (Z)-, phenylmethyl ester (6.96%) and Didodecyl phthalate (3.16%).