Chemical composition of ethanol extract of Macrotyloma uniflorum Lam. Verdc. using GC-MS spectroscopyReport as inadecuate

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Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters

, 4:13

First Online: 02 December 2014Received: 28 September 2014Accepted: 20 October 2014


BackgroundMacrotyloma uniflorum Linn Fabaceae is a herbaceous plant with annual branches. It is used in kidney stones, inflamed joints, fever, musculoskeletal disorders, sinus wounds and localized abdominal tumors. It is reported as an antioxidant and nutraceutical forage and food. GC-MS analysis of ethanol extract has led to identification of twenty-eight compounds from M. uniflorum by comparison of their retention indices and mass spectra fragmentation patterns with those stored on the GC-MS computer library.

ResultsThe main constituents identified were mome inositol, ethyl alpha-d-glucopyranoside, n- hexadecanoic acid, linoleic acid 9, 12-octadecadienoic acid, its esters and ethyl derivatives, Vitamin E, stigmasterol and 3-beta-stigmast-5-en-3-ol.

ConclusionsThe extracts are rich in linoleic acid and its esters, mome inositol and ethyl alpha-d-glucopyranoside; therefore, this plant can be medicinally beneficial as an antioxidant, in diabetes and its related disorders.

Open image in new windowKeywordsGC-MS Macrotyloma uniflorum Chemical constituents Retention indices Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-s13588-014-0013-y contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Sneha Das - Neeru Vasudeva - Sunil Sharma


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