Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of various organic extracts of Merremia borneensis from Sabah

Mohammad Amzad Hossain and Muhammad Dawood Shah and Mahyar Sakari (2011) Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of various organic extracts of Merremia borneensis from Sabah. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 4 (8). pp. 637-641. ISSN 1995-7645


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Objective: To analyse the chemical composition of different extracts of Merremia borneensis (M. borneensis) by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Methods: The dried leaves powder was extracted with methanol at room temperature by using Soxhlet extractor. Methanol crude extracts of M. borneensis were extrastel with hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and butanol. Results: Qualitative analyses of various organic crude extracts showed that majority of these are flavonoids, terpeniods, alkaloids and glycosides. Most of the identified compounds by GC-MS are biologically important. Further the M. borneensis leaf possesses certain characteristics that can be ascribed to cultivation on a domestic plantation. Conclusions: The suitable extracts for respective compounds can be chosen on the basis of above GC-MS analysis. All the major compounds from different extracts are biologically active molecules. Thus the identification of a good number of compounds from various extracts M. borneensis might have some ecological significance.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: GC-MS, Organic extracts, Qualitative analysis, acetic acid ethyl ester, Alkaloid derivative, Butanol, Chloroform, Flavonoid, Glycoside, Hexane, Merremia borneensis extract, Methanol, Plant extract, Terpenoid derivative, Unclassified drug, Chemical composition, Domestication, Gas chromatography, Malaysia, Mass spectrometry, Medicinal plant, Merremia borneensis, Plant leaf, Priority journal, qualitative analysis, Room temperature, Soxhlet extraction, Alkaloids, Anti-Infective Agents, Antifungal Agents, Convolvulaceae, Flavonoids, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Glycosides, Malaysia, Plant Extracts, Plant Leaves, Solvents
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica > RS153-441 Materia medica > RS160-167 Pharmacognosy. Pharmaceutical substances (Plant, animal, and inorganic)
Department: INSTITUTE > Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI)
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 17:28
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 12:59

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