Determination of bioactive compounds from Erythrina variegata leaf extract using gas chromatographic and mass spectroscopic techniques
Umarani G, S Nethaji
The phytocomponents of Erythrina variegata leaves were evaluated by standard protocol using the equipment Perkin-Elmer Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry. The mass spectrum of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) library. The GC-MS analysis revealed the presence of various compounds via Hexadecanoic acid, 7,10-Hexadecadienoic acid, methyl ester, 3-eicosyne, Butanoic acid, 3-methyl-, 3,7-dimethyl -6-octenyl ester, 1,3-Propanediol, 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxyl met hyl), 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dibutyl ester, Phytol, 17-Octadecenoic acid, methyl ester, 9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid, methyl ester and 2-Hexadecen-1-ol, 3,7,11,15-tetramethylcompounds in the ethanolic extract of Erythrina variegata. These findings support the traditional use of Erythrina variegata for various disorders.