Phytochemical Analysis of Ficus arnottiana (Miq.) Miq. Leaf Extract Using GC-MS Analysis
Babu A, Anand D, Saravanan P*
Department of Botany, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai 600004, Tamilnadu, India.
Received: 22nd April, 17; Revised and Accepted: 29th May, 17; Available Online:25th June, 2017
The medically important plant Ficus arnottiana (Miq.) Miq. belongs to the family ‘Moraceae’ have been used extensively by ayurvedic practitioners in India to treat various ailments. The plant was investigated for GC MS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy) analysis to identify the chemical composition present in chloroform and ethanol leaf extract of F. arnottiana. A total of twelve and sixteen bioactive compound, were observed in chloroform and ethanol leaf extract respectively. Maximum peak area was observed for Tritetracontane (24.29%), 2, 6-lutidine 3,5-dichloro-4-dodecylthio (12.78%).All the components identified possess various degrees of pharmacological properties. Further these compounds need investigation on toxicological properties before the development of potential lead molecule for therapeutic importance.
Keywords: Ficus arnottiana (Miq.) Miq., GC-MS analysis, Secondary metabolite, bioactive compounds.