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GC- MS analysis of secondary metabolites from acetone and chloroform extract of Dicranopteris linearis (burm. F.) Underw.

Author Affiliations

  • 1Plant Molecular Biology Research Unit, Department of Botany, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai- 627002, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhisekapatti Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 2Plant Molecular Biology Research Unit, Department of Botany, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai- 627002, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhisekapatti Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (9), Pages 39-43, September,10 (2019)


In the present study, the possible bioactive compounds recognized by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis in aerial parts of acetone and chloroform extract of Dicranopteris linearis (burm.f.) Under was investigated. The acetone and chloroform extract of D. linearis were explored thirteen bioactive compounds. The prevailing compounds in acetone extract were 3-Ethoxyacrylonitrile (61.93%), Indole-2-one, 2, 3-dihydro-N-hydroxy-4-methoxy-3, 3-dimethyl- (10.78%), Silicic acid, diethyl bis (trimethylsilyl) ester (14.43%) and 2-Ethylacridine (12.85%). The prevailing compounds in chloroform extract were 1H-Inden-1-ol, 2,3-dihydro- (2.88%), Phenol, 2,5-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)- (6.48%), Heptacosane (2.20%), Di-n-decylsulfone (6.43%), Ethanone, 2-(2-benzothiazolylthio)-1-(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)- (15.24%), 1-Bromoeicosane (15.11%), Methoxyacetic acid, 2-tridecyl ester (19.05%), Octadecane, 3-ethyl-5-(2-ethylbutyl)- (20.59%) and 1,2,4-Benzene tricarboxylic acid, 4-dodecyl dimethyl ester (12.02%). The outcome of the present work may be useful in metabolomics research, nutraceuticals, and phytopharmaceuticals to evaluate their quality.


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