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FTIR and GC-MS spectral analysis of Gmelina asiatica L. Leaves

Florence AR and Jeeva S

Department of Botany, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil -629 003, Tamilnadu, India.   Email:

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Received: 10-08-2015,
Revised: 05-09-2015,
Accepted: 08-09-2015

The present study is aimed to identify the functional groups and phytoconstituents present in Gmelina asiatica leaf through FTIR and GC-MS spectroscopy.  FTIR method was performed by using Perkin Elmer Spectrophotometer and the characteristic peaks were detected. The phytochemical constituents screened by GC-MS method and the compound detection employed the NIST Ver. 2.0 year 2005 library.  The FTIR spectroscopic studies revealed the presence of alcohols, phenols, alkanes, alkynes, alkyl halides, aldehydes, carboxylic acids, aromatics, nitro compounds and amines.  The results of the GC-MS analysis provide different peaks determining the presence of 50 phytochemical compounds in the extracts. The major phytoconstituents are Ethyl α-D-glucopyranoside (21.86%); 2-Hexadecen-1-OL, 3,7,11,15- Tetramethyl-, [R-(R*,R*-(E)] (14.96%); 9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid (14.96%); Pentadecanoic acid (10.71%);  Ethyl (9Z, 12Z) -9,12-Octadecadienoate (7.12%).  The results of the present study generated the FTIR and GC-MS spectrum profile for the medicinally important plant Gmelina asiatica leaf extract having various bioactive compounds and used to cure various ailments by traditional practitioners.

FTIR, GC-MS spectrum analysis, Gmelina asiatica, Phytoconstituents, Leaf extract.


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How to Cite this Article:
Florence AR and Jeeva S, 2015. FTIR and GC-MS spectral analysis of Gmelina asiatica L. Leaves. Science Research Reporter, 5(2):125-136.

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