Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-ND-00001373
Title: Phytochemical investigation of the extracts of Eichhornia crassipes and its solvent fractionates
Category: Natural Drugs
Section: Research Article
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    Petroleum ether, acetone, ethyl acetate, aqueous, acid extracts and the chloroform and ethanol fractionates of aqueous extracts of Eichhornia crassipes were screened for the presence of phytochemicals by standard procedures. Presence of sterols was observed in acetone and aqueous extract. Petroleum ether and aqueous extracts tested positive for flavonoids. Terpenoids were present in the acetone extract. Proteins were present in aqueous extract and carbohydrates in acid extract. Presence of alkaloids, quinones and anthocyanins was noted in aqueous and acid extract. Anthraquinones were found to be present in all extracts except petroleum ether and phenols were present in ethyl acetate extract. Ethanol fractionate showed the presence of proteins and terpenoids which separated from aqueous extract. The results obtained provide a motivation that this plant which poses major threat to the environment and economy could be utilised in an efficient means.

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    P.Jayanthi, P.Lalitha*, and Shubashini.K.Sripathi

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    Department of Chemistry,Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women,Coimbatore,Tamilnadu,India

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    Department of Chemistry,
    Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women,

    Received on: 05-12-2010; Revised on: 14-01-2011; Accepted on:09-03-2011

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    P.Jayanthi, P.Lalitha*, and Shubashini.K.Sripathi

    Title:Phytochemical investigation of the extracts of Eichhornia crassipes and its solvent fractionates
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):4 (May)
    Page No: (1405-1406)
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    Methodology:Phytochemical investigation
    Research Materials:Eichhornia crassipes


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