Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A (2017)
Screening of phytoconstituents, UV-VIS Spectrum and FTIR analysis of Micrococca mercurialis (L.) Benth
Author(s): K Kalaichelvi and SM Dhivya
Abstract: The present investigation was focused on the preliminary phytochemical, UV-VIS spectrum and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectral analysis of Micrococca mercurialis. The aqueous and organic solvent extracts (petroleum ether, acetone, chloroform, ethanol and aqueous) from the whole plant of Micrococca mercurialis (Euphorbiaceae) were tested for the availability of alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, phenols, saponins, steroids, amino acids, tannins, terpenoids, quinones, anthraquinones and coumarin. The UV-VIS spectrum showed the peaks at 214, 446 and 472 nm with the absorption of 0.599, 0.655, and 0.550 respectively. The FT-IR spectrum showed the presence of alcohols, phenols, alkanes, alkynes, alkyl halides, aldehydes, aromatics, nitro compounds and amines. The results confirm the fact that this plant posses’ important bioactive constituents useful for our health, so further scientific investigation is needed.
How to cite this article:
K Kalaichelvi, SM Dhivya. Screening of phytoconstituents, UV-VIS Spectrum and FTIR analysis of Micrococca mercurialis (L.) Benth. Int J Herb Med 2017;5(6):40-44.