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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: November | Volume: 8 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 261-269

GC-MS Determination of Bioactive Compounds of Dendrophthoe Falcata (L.F) Ettingsh: An Epiphytic Plant

G. GnanaPriyanka Beulah1, P. Tresina Soris2, V.R Mohan2

1Research Scholar (18112232262009), PG & Research of Botany, VOC College Tuticorin
2PG & Research of Botany, VOC College, Tuticorin – 628008

Corresponding Author: V.R Mohan


In this study, the bioactive compounds of D.falcata leaf and stem have been evaluated using GC-MS techniques. The Chemical composition of the ethanol extract of leaf and stem of D.falcata was, investigated using Perkin – Elmen has chromatography mass spectrometry. This analysis revealed the presence of Dendrophthoe falcata Dibutyl phthalate (13.26%), n-Hexadecanoic acid (13.02%), 1,3,4,5 – Tetrahydroxy-Cyclohexan (8.43%), 2,4-Imidazolidinedione, 1 – [[5-Nitro-2-(uranyl)Methylene] Amino] (6.36%), Z,E-2-Methyl-3, 13-Octadecadien-1-o1 (6.19%), Geranyl linalool Isomer-B (4.82%), Phthalic acid, 5-methylhex-2-yl butyl ester (4.28%), 1,2,3-Benzenetriol (Pyrogallol) (4.17%), 1-Octadecanol (3.99%), 9-Octadecenoic acid (Z) (3.99%), Phthalic acid, bis-(10-hydroxy decyl ester) (3.71%), 2,6,10-Trimethyl, 14-Ethylene-14-pen (3.52%), in the leaf and squalene (68.70%), 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, Diethyl ester (5.51%), 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid (3.42%), 3-Methylhenicosane (3.15%), Phthalic acid, butyl oct-3-yl ester (2.42%), 2,6-Dimethylbenzenenethiol, S-(tert-butyldimethylsilyl) (1.75%), in the stem. The compounds found in the study are reported to possess antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, cytotic, diuretic and antimicrobial activities. The results of this study offer a platform to reconfirm the properties of the components in D.falcata that are used as different ailments.

Key words: Dendrophthoe falcata, Bioactive Compounds, Dibutyl phthalate, Squalene.

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