Vol. 9, Issue 11 (2020)
Identification of chemical compounds from the ethanolic extract of Bauhinia racemosa Lam. Bark by GC-MS analysis
Mayuri Chelkar, Mahesh Harke and Arul Pandiyan
Bauhinia Racemosa Lam. belonging to the family Cesalpiniaceae is a small deciduous tree found throughout India. Its traditionally used in the indigenous system of medicine Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha for the treatment of several ailments like fever, skin and blood diseases, diarrhea, malaria, tumors and cancer. In order to review full pharmacological and therapeutic potential, the detailed pharmacognostic study and screening of bark was carried out. GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of twenty phytochemical constituents, which were identified by comparing their retention time and peak area with that of literature and by interpretation of mass spectra. The major chemical constituents are octacosane, Heptadecane, 9-hexyl and Heptadecane, 9-octyl, hentriacontane, Di-n-octyl phthalate, hexacosane, nonacosane and pntacosane, ascorbic acid 2, 6 dihexadecanoate, Tridcanoic acid 12-methyl-, methyl ester, Vitamin E, heptadeconic acid, octadeicadinoic acid, hexadecanoic acid which possess many biological activities. Hence these studies help for the screening of varied bioactive components.
How to cite this article:
Mayuri Chelkar, Mahesh Harke, Arul Pandiyan. Identification of chemical compounds from the ethanolic extract of Bauhinia racemosa Lam. Bark by GC-MS analysis. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(11):11-13.