GC-MS analysis of phytocomponents of Piper schmidtii, Hook. F. (Piperaceae)

GC-MS analysis of phytocomponents of Piper schmidtii, Hook. F. (Piperaceae)

Author: 
Eagambaram Krishnan, Kaliyappan Muthuraj, Sivaraman Rajendran and Nallasamy Nagarajan
Abstract: 

The present investigation was carried out to determine the possible bioactive components of Piper schmidtii. The chemical compositions of the methanolic extract of aerial parts of P. schmidtii were investigated using GC-MS, while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) library. Results showed that essential oil of the sample has a complex mixture of thirty compounds, many of which are found in trace amounts. Hence, the identified phytocomponents can be used as a pharmacognostical tool.

Paper No: 
595