Organic Compounds in the GCMS Analysis of Methanolic Leaf Extract of Anogeissus leiocarpus

Organic Compounds in the GCMS Analysis of Methanolic Leaf Extract of Anogeissus leiocarpus

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Author(s): Chidozie VN, Adoga GI

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.2291 18 85 53-59 Volume 9 - Mar 2020

Abstract

GCMS of n-butanolic leaf extract of anogeissus leiocarpus showed eleven peaks, indicating the presence of eleven compounds. Five of these compounds are fatty acids and their derivatives. Among these are palmitic acid, palmitic acid methyl ester, oleic acid, oleic acid methyl ester and stearic acid. Many fatty acids are known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Other compounds seen are phthalic acid and di-n-octyl phthalate. The GCMS result of anogeissus leiocarpus leaf extract validates the use in traditional medicine as antibacterial.

Keywords

Anogeissus Leiocarpus Leaf, Traditional Medicine, Fatty Acids, Antibacterial, GCMS

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