IDENTIFICATION OF THE EFFECT OF EXTRACTION SOLVENT ON PHYTOCONSTITUENTS OF CINNAMOMUM VERUM BY USING HPTLC
Radhika C.*, Dr. Prasanth S.S., Deepthi Bhasmar P., K. Kamarunnisa, Rineesa C.K. and Fathima Shanila
The aim of the study was to identify the effect of extraction solvents on phytoconstituents of Cinnamomum verum by HPTLC. The Cinnamomum verum leaves were successfully extracted with various solvents according to their increasing order of polarity. The phytochemicals present in the extracts were identified by qualitative phytochemical screening, which reveals the presence of fats in petroleum ether extract; tannins, terpenes in chloroform extract; terpenes, flavonoids in ethyl acetate extract; saponin, flavonoids in water extract; and terpenes, phenolics, tannins and flavonoids in the alcoholic extract of Cinnamomum verum leaves respectively. Hptlc densitogram of each extract was carried out and their Rf value was compared with the reference standards and identified. This method point out that which extraction solvent suitable to extraction of phytoconstituents of Cinnamomum verum.
Keywords: Cinnamomum verum, HPTLC, Densitogram, Extraction solvents.
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