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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 152-156

Chemical Investigation of Aerial Parts of Gmelina asiatica Linn by GC-MS

1 Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar-608002, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Food testing laboratory, Indian institute of crop processing technology, Thanjavur-613005, Tamil nadu, India

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N J Merlin
Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar-608002, Tamil Nadu
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This study was carried out to analyze the active constituents present in aerial parts of Gmelina asiatica Linn. (Verbenaceae). Twenty-two compounds in chloroform extract and 12 compounds in ethanolic extract were identified by Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. 1, 2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diisooctyl ester (31.22 %) was the prevailing compound in chloroform extract and Monolinoleoylglycerol trimethylsilyl ether (38.51%) was the major constituent of ethanolic extract. This is the first report of identification of active constituents from aerial parts of Gmelina asiatica by GC-MS.

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