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Analysis of phytochemical composition of Bersama abyssinica by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry

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dc.contributor.author Zekeya, Never
dc.contributor.author Chacha, Musa
dc.contributor.author Shahada, Francis
dc.contributor.author Kidukuli, Abdul
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-23T08:42:53Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-23T08:42:53Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 2349-8234
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/20.500.12479/1131
dc.description This research article published by the Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, VOL. 3, ISSUE 4, 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract Bersama abyssinica has been reported to possess a varied range of therapeutical and pharmacological applications due to presence of bioactive compounds. The present study was carried out to determine the phytochemical present in the Bersama abyssinica leaf, stem bark and root bark methanolic fraction using Gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometer (GC-MS) analysis. A total of 24 phytocompounds were identified from leaves whereas 21 compounds from stem bark and 19 from root bark. The classes of compounds identified include; terpenes, vitamin, carotenoid (rhodopin), flavonoids, steroid, unsaturated and saturated fatty acids. Most of the identified compounds were previously reported to possess antimicrobial, antitumor, antiseptic, preservative, and insecticidal and antioxidant activities. Bersama abyssinica leaf methanolic fraction had higher amount of compounds. The most abundant metabolites to all fractions are 2-furancarboxaldehyde, 5-(hydroxymethyl)-, 1,2,3-benzenetriol, 2,3-dimethylfumaric acid, 4-pyridinecarboxylic acid, ethyl ester; levoglucosenone, 2,5-dimethoxythiophenol and DMelezitose recorded in leaves , stem bark and root bark of Bersama abyssinica. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry en_US
dc.subject GS-MS analysis en_US
dc.subject Bersama abyssinica en_US
dc.subject Pharmacological uses en_US
dc.title Analysis of phytochemical composition of Bersama abyssinica by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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