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  • P-ISSN 2233-4203
  • E-ISSN 2093-8950

Comparative Analysis of Latex Plants by GC-MS using Methanol Extraction

Mass Spectrometry Letters / Mass Spectrometry Letters, (P)2233-4203; (E)2093-8950
2023, v.14 no.1, pp.9-23
Premakumari J. Varshini (PG & Research department of Zoology)
Gopinath M. Job (PG & Research department of Zoology)
Narmadha B. (PG & Research department of Zoology)
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Plants are able to produce a large number of diverse bioactive compounds. Solvent extraction is used for isolation of plant metabolites. The extract yield for plant metabolite extraction strongly depends on the nature of solvent. A review showed the methanol can yield more bioactive compounds. Drying of the sample material is also important for the extraction of plant material. The present study was carried out to analyze the phytocomponents of 5 different latex producing plants. The plants like Calotropis gigantea, Carica papaya, Nerium oleander, Ficus benghalensis and Plumeria alba leaves and latex. The GC-MS analysis of the metabolites revealed phytocomponents. Calotropis gigantea leaves showed 14 compounds and latex produced 5 compounds out of this 4,4,6A,6B,8A,11,11,14B-Octamethyl-1,4,4A,5,6,6A,6B,7,8,8A,9,10,11,12,12A,14,14A,14B-Octadeca- hydro-2 and 2R- Acetoxymethyl-1,3,3-trimethyl-4T-(3-Methyl-2-Buten-1-Yl)-1T-Cyclohexanol compound was present in both latex and leaf extraction. Beta. -carotene compound was present in both latex and leaf of Carica papaya. It was observed that Ficus benghalensis contained 2R-Acetoxymethyl-1,3,3-trimethyl-4T-(3-Methyl-2-Buten-1-Yl)-1T-Cyclohexanol was same in latex and leaf extraction.

Methanol extraction, GC-MS analysis, phytocompounds, latex plants, magnetic stirrer

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