Year : 2016  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-47

GC–MS analysis of ethanolic extracts of Cyathea nilgirensis, C.gigantea, and C. crinita

Department of Botany, Centre for Plant Biotechnology, St Xavier's College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Marimuthu alias Antonysamy Johnson
Department of Botany, Centre for Plant Biotechnology, St Xavier's College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai 627 002, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/1687-4315.184028

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Aim The present work aimed to study the chemical constituents present in selected Cyathea spp. using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). Materials and methods GC–MS analysis was carried out using the Clarus 500 GC with a fused silica column packed with Elite-1 and the components were separated using helium as a carrier gas at a constant flow rate of 1 ml/min. Results The presence of potent chemical constituents in Cyathea spp. was confirmed by GC–MS analysis. The most main identified in Cyathea nilgirensis included methyloctadecyl dichlorosilane (29.19%), 2-methylbutane-1,4-diol, and 3-(1-ethoxyethoxy)- (42.37%) in C. gigantea and 2-hydroxy-5-methylbenzaldehyde (55.45%) in C. crinita. All the predicted compounds showed various biological properties. Conclusion The results of the present study may be useful in metabolomics research, nutraceuticals, and phytopharmaceuticals to evaluate their quality.

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