ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Gas Chromatography-mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of alkaloids isolated from Epipremnum aureum (Linden and Andre) Bunting
Authors : Anju Meshram, Ajai Kumar, Nidhi Srivastava
Keywords : Araceae, alkaloids, isolation, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, Epipremnum aureum
Issue Date : February 2015
Abstract :
Recent advances in the use of GC coupled to MS have allowed a chemically guided isolation of uncommon and bioactive alkaloids. The present study was aimed to focus on the extraction and screening of alkaloids from Epipremnum aureum (Linden and Andre) Bunting. It has been observed that the plant is very rich in alkaloids and the modified method employed for the extraction of alkaloid is efficient and selective, where the interference of other secondary metabolites is negligible. The identification of each compound was made through gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of twenty six structurally different alkaloids were identified for the first time from this plant. E. aureum is highly rich in alkaloids and twenty six different alkaloids were characterized. The present study may help in the field of natural products’ chemistry and pharmaceuticals as well as drug discovery science and technology.
Page(s) : 337-342
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 6, No.2