A Gc-Ms Study For The Identification Of The Bioactive Components Present In The Leaves Of Tecomella Undulata

Research Article
Yadav A and Roy S
Phytochemical, GC-MS (gas chromatography and mass spectrometry), Tecomella undulata.

Plants are a great repository for enormous amount of products. Crude extracts obtained from plants includes various phytochemicals like alkaloids, flavanoids, phenolics etc. Various methods are employed for the identification of possible bioactive compounds present in the plant crude extract. GC-MS (Gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry) is one such method. The present study was intended for the identification of the various components present in the crude extract obtained from the selected plant i.e. Tecomella undulata. The solvents methanol, petroleum ether and acetone were used for the biocrude extraction from the leaves. Comparative study was also carried out after the identification of components. Extract obtained with petroleum ether was found to contain maximum phytochemicals followed by acetone and methanol. The amount of the components also differed significantly with different solvents. These findings were further used to illustrate and support the usage of Tecomella undulata in various biological activities.